Dan Walker is a BBC sports presenter and anchor of BBC Breakfast. He currently hosts BBC One’s award winning Football Focus and regularly presents Match of the Day.
Having turned down the opportunity to play youth team football, Dan studied journalism and worked on Sheffield student radio. He then moved to the local commercial station Hallam FM before spending four years at Manchester’s Key 103 as a presenter and commentator. Dan stayed in the city to work for Granada TV covering league football for ITV and then on to the BBC as the sports presenter on North West Tonight.
Since working for the BBC Dan has gone on to cover Wimbledon, The Grand National, Royal Ascot, The Derby, and the 6 Nations. He has continued to work on domestic, European and international football (including every major tournament since 2006) has co-hosted the broadcaster’s Open golf coverage for the last 10 years and was an integral part of the BBC’s Olympic offering in both 2012 and Brazil this summer.
Dan also presents a football show on BBC World which goes into over 400 million homes each weekend and, away from sport, has hosted Songs of Praise and appeared on shows like Countdown, Pointless Celebrities, Celebrity Mastermind and A Question of Sport. He is also the author of Dan Walker’s Thronkersaurus: Football’s Finest Tales’and his second book Magic, Mud & Maradona is out now.