Ian Stringer

Ian Stringer

Work History

Work History
May 2004 - Present

Football Commentator - BBC 

BBC

I have been reporting on live sport for the BBC for 10 years and have broadcast 600 live soccer games, all on location.

I report every Leicester City game in the English Premier League on BBC Radio. Locally, nationally and internationally, dealing with the focus which comes with such high profile encounters. 

I have called games, made packages and crafted content all around the world; from Sweden to Japan, Vienna to Bangkok. 

Conducting pre and post-match football interviews, presenting daily radio shows and interacting with my 25,000 friends on Twitter @StringerSport ensures my role is immersed in football. 

I also record, edit and publish a worldwide podcast which is one of the BBC's most downloaded to our vital local audiences. 

I see a BBC commentary coach on a regular basis who claims I am one of the best in the country at my job, and he sees most commentators at the BBC. 

I have extensive experience with BBC TV; making packages as well as live reports.

Audio show-reels are available upon request to include entire 90 minutes of commentary if required. 

May 2004 - Present

BBC Sports Journalist

BBC

Since 2004 I have been employed by the BBC as a Sports Journalist which has run in tandem with my Soccer Announcer duties.  

My role includes audio package making, researching, planning and recording documentaries as well as compiling and reading sports news bulletins on a daily basis. 

I work closely with our team to come up with new ideas and ways of interacting with our audience in these changing times as a Broadcaster. These include using the opportunities offered by social media. 

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Pictures Editor for BBC/NHK Super High Vision Olympics Project

BBC

In the summer of 2012 I was selected to be the BBC representative for a trial of Super Hi Vision in partnership with NHK from Japan. 

My role was to select appropriate pictures to accompany broadcasts to Super High Vision hubs in The US, Japan and in various studios around the BBC. 

Following the 10 week role I was singled out for praise for my work ethic and quality of work within the trial. 

Jul 2002 - Jul 2004

Broadcast Assistant

BBC

I learnt my skills as a Broadcaster by coming through the ranks at the BBC and learning on the job alongside some stalwarts of BBC broadcasting. 

I would answer the phones and gather non-league scores whilst adding on-air skills to my skill-set in my own time before my chance materialized. I've never looked back having impressed on my first outing on the air. 

Education

Education
Sep 1992 - Sep 1997

UK Secondary Schools - GCSE

March 1995 to June 1997 - Roundwood Park Secondary School Hertfordshire

GCSE Pass in - Maths, English Language, English Literature, Double Science Certificate Geography, History, French

October 1994 to March 1995 - Lutterworth Grammar School, Leicestershire

Continued studying GCSE’s

November 1993 to October 1994 - Ousedale School, Buckinghamshire

Continued studying GCSE’s

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