HUGH FERRIS

BA (Hons), PG Dip (Broadcast Journalism)

 

 

"A... talent of the first order"

 

- Antonia Quirke, New Statesman

Biography

I am a TV, radio and events presenter with more than 15 years' experience, spending most of my working life with BBC Sport. I appear on BBC TV, presenting the sport on the BBC News Channel, BBC Breakfast and BBC World News; and on radio for BBC Radio 5 Live, where I've presented 5 Live Sport; the World Service, and the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, previously with Chris Evans, and now with Zoe Ball.  

 

I've been based in Manchester since working at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, covering all the big sporting stories in the city. More than 400 games commentating on Manchester United and Manchester City include three Champions League finals, four FA Cup finals, four League Cup finals, and to date I've reported on nine Premier League triumphs, most recently in City’s victory in 2019 as part of my work hosting the club’s match day television show, which is broadcast live at the ground to more than 50,000 spectators. I also host the club's trophy parades. During my time with Manchester radio station Key 103 I also had the opportunity to interview Sir Alex Ferguson one on one every week for a number of years.

 

Since 2016 I've been writing, producing, and hosting the Set Piece Menu Football Podcast with Andy Hinchcliffe, Rory Smith and Steven Wyeth, which is downloaded on a weekly basis by thousands of subscribers and has reached as high as number two in the iTunes charts.

At the London Olympic and Paralympic Games I presented during each day at the sold out Velodrome, and also to an 80,000-strong crowd at the Olympic Stadium; and returned to cycling to host the Commonwealth Games programme from the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

 

My cricket work has included presenting at all England internationals for the ECB, for the ICC at the 2013 Champions Trophy, and T20 matches at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

2010 - present

2010 - present