John Inverdale is one of Britain's best known Sports Presenters and Commentators.
He began his career as a reporter on the Lincolnshire Echo before moving to the BBC. Working his way up through the Corporation, in 1988 he became the presenter of Sport on 2, which he hosted for six years until the advent of Radio 5 Live, when he moved to a daily news programme. During his radio career, he has presented the Olympic Games, Football and Rugby World Cups, Wimbledon Championships, Open Championships, plus numerous other major sporting events both at home and abroad. In 1997 he was named Broadcaster of the Year at the Sony Awards, and in 1998 Radio Personality of the Year by the Variety Club.
John's television career began with BSB in 1990 as presenter of rugby and football. Moving to the BBC, he fronted Rugby Special from 1994 until 1997, subsequently hosting his own BBC1 sports chat show 'Onside' for seven series, as well as Grandstand and other major sports programmes. He became the BBC's main Rugby Union anchor in the 2006 Six Nations Championships, following the departure of Steve Rider to ITV Sport, and more recently led ITV's 2015 Rugby World Cup coverage. From 2000-2014, he presented Today at Wimbledon, the nightly tennis highlights on BBC2, but the programme was effectively dropped in 2015, and he now commentates instead. Since 2012, John has also hosted ITV's coverage of the French Open.
For 12 years, John wrote a weekly column for the Daily Telegraph and currently he is writing for several newspapers.
John received a Doctor of Letters honorary degree from the University of Southampton in 2001. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary fellowship to the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).
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