Gary Newbon

Gary Newbon

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Gary Newbon is leading TV Sports Presenter & Former Controller ITV Sport. He has been a broadcaster for over 45 years – 36 with ITV and since September 2004 a presenter with Sky Sports. He is currently presented Sporting Heroes, a series in which Gary interviews in depth the legends of sport. His previous series include Time of Our Lives and You Are On Sky Sports. He presents Live Boxing. Gary

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Gary Newbon: Sports Presenter

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 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.

Controller of Central Sport

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 including Mark Sharman (Controller of ITV Sport).

Awards & Nominations

Gary has won three coveted Royal Television Society awards and was nominated for the Sony Radio Awards; when he made his mark in radio as a regular host on Talksport for nine years. 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 Newbon: Journalist

He 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. Gary is President of the Lord’s Taverners in the West Midlands; a national patron of Deaf blind 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. Outside his work as a television presenter Gary is famously a Leicester City fan.


Gary’s book, Newbon, Bloody Hell – A Life in Sports Broadcasting,  was published in November 2023

After dinner speaker

After Dinner Speaking Gary has been a popular after dinner speaker and event host for over 20 years. He has spoken at events across the UK, ranging from small sporting clubs to larger company dinners and awards. Gary has also been a regular speaker on Cruise ships. Gary`s speech is a mix of sporting stories and broadcasting anecdotes — and tailors his material to suit each client.  Gary is also an accomplished event host and corporate presenter.

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1 review for Gary Newbon

  1. Birmingham City Football Club

    Thanks to Gary Newbon for being a great guest speaker

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