Gary Newbon

TV and Radio Broadcaster
Sports Broadcaster

Gary Newbon has been a broadcaster for over 42 years – 36 with ITV and
since September 2004 a freelance presenter with Sky Sports. He has been a
regular host of Sky’s You’re On Sky Sports and Sky’s live coverage of
Greyhound racing across the UK. He is currently hosting the series ‘Time Of
Our Lives’ in which sporting legends recall their finest achievements.

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 which he still presents for Sky. He has
presented over 10,000 television programmes.

Gary particularly made his name with interviews in European Champions
League, the Big Match and ITV’s Big Fight transmissions. His regular and
memorable interviewees include the late Brian Clough, Sir Alex Ferguson and
Chris Eubank.

He also made his mark in radio as a regular host on Talksport for nine years.

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 and several of today’s top presenters – Manish Bhasin (BBC), Sarah-
Jane Mee (Sky News) and Mark Bolton (Sky). Many of the production people
he started off now hold top jobs in television.

Gary has won three coveted Royal Television Society awards and has been
nominated for the Sony Radio Awards.

He was producer of the acclaimed 1987 documentary on ITV about the
Queen Mother 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 national
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 recently honoured
by the City of Birmingham with his name added on the Walk of Stars in the
city centre.