Gary Newbon has been a broadcaster for over 50
years – 36 with ITV and from September 2004 a
presenter with Sky Sports. Previous Sky TV shows
included Sporting Heroes, a series in which Gary
interviews in depth the legends of sport; Time of Our
Lives; You’re on Sky Sports live Boxing and Darts.
He currently hosts the Gary Newbon Sports
Show on
which is transmitted on Thursdays.
Gary has covered seven World Cup football
finals, three Olympic Games, European
Champions Football – both national and club
– many world boxing championships around
the world and a host of other sports ranging
from speedway to greyhound racing. He has
presented over 10,000 television programmes.
Gary made his name with interviews in European
Champions League, the Big Match and ITV’s
Big Fight transmissions. His regular and
memorable interviewees included the late Brian
Clough, Sir Alex Ferguson and Chris Eubank.
He has been an accomplished and
experienced MC, host and after dinner
speaker at both corporate and sporting events
throughout his career. He is still in demand.
As an executive Gary was Controller of Sport for
Central Television for 23 years, a former Deputy
Head of ITV Sport and was responsible for
introducing many well-known faces to the screen
together with top production talent. He developed
Jimmy Greaves who began his television career
with Gary on ATV in 1980 together with other top
presenters including Gary Neville, Andy Gray, Andy
Townsend, Manish Bhasin (BBC) and Sarah-Jane
Mee (Sky Sports). Many of the production people he
started off now hold top jobs in television. Barbara
Slater became the first woman sports reporter when
he appointed her to his new Central TV Sport
team in 1981. She is now the most powerful
person in BBC Sport as the Director of Sport.
Gary has won three coveted Royal Television Society
awards and was nominated for the Sony Radio
A w a r d s
where he
made his
mark in radio
as a regular
host on
Talksport for
nine years.
He was
p r o d u c e r
of the
1987 ITV
on the Queen
M o t h e r
and her interest in National Hunt
racing entitled ‘Royal Champion’.
Gary began his journalism career in his home
city of Cambridge before joining Hayter’s
Sports Agency in 1967. He was also a
sports columnist for the Sunday Mirror. His
television presenting career began in 1968.
He is President of the Lord’s Taverners in the West
Midlands, a former patron of Deafblind UK,
Honorary Barker of the Variety Club of Great Britain
and a member of the Grand Order of Water Rats.
He was honoured by the City of Birmingham with
his name added to the Walk of Stars and earlier
had been named one of the 100 great Brummies.
He is a co-company director of Prime Ticket Productions
Limited engaged in independent broadcasting and
television production, TV and speech training.
Gary is also an Ambassador for Eventmasters
Limited, Utilita Power and Hotel du Vin Birmingham.
He was awarded an M.B.E. by Prince Charles at
Buckingham Palace in the 2019 New Year Honours
List for services to Media, Sport and Charity. His
citation stated his development of Women in

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