After years in print media and local radio, John first appeared on national radio in the mid-80s, working for all the major networks – from Newsbeat on Radio 1 to the Today programme on Radio 4.
As a news reporter, he covered the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster – the first of many major news stories he has worked on.
The Broadcaster of the Year award and the subsequent Radio Personality of the Year title, followed five years presenting a daily a show on Radio 5 Live from its inception in 1994.
John has worked on the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage since 1986, presenting ‘Today at Wimbledon’ on BBC for more than a decade, and in 2013, returned to hosting the 5 Live coverage in addition to his television work. He has also presented the French Open coverage on ITV for the past three years.
John Inverdale regularly presents The Statoil Masters Tennis live from The Royal Albert Hall for ITV and he is also the regular host of BBC TV’s coverage of The RBS 6 Nations Rugby.
He has been the face of rugby union on the BBC since presenting Rugby Special in the early 90s and has covered every Rugby World Cup since 1991.
His wide-ranging knowledge of all sport makes him one of the most respected journalistic figures in the industry, is called on regularly to host high-level national and international conferences on sports development and operation.