Dan Walker Wiki – Dan Walker Biography
Dan Walker is an English journalist, newsreader, and television presenter. He has presented Football Focus since 2009, and BBC Breakfast since 2016. He also presents shows on BBC Radio 5 Live and has presented sport on the BBC News Channel, as well as regularly reporting for Final Score and Match of the Day.
His professional broadcasting career began with work experience at Sheffield’s Hallam FM. He gained work experience after winning a competition for young sports commentators. In 1999, he moved to a full-time career with a 4-year stint as a sports presenter and commentator for Manchester’s Key 103 radio. In his time at the station, he presented the regular midweek sports show and also appeared as the resident sports correspondent for Mike Toolan’s breakfast show.
He shifted into television with a six-month spell at Granada Television in Manchester, appearing as a commentator on the Football League Review show before joining BBC regional news programme North West Tonight. At this time, he was nominated for a number of awards and won the Royal Television Society Sports Award in 2005 for Regional Sports Presenter of the Year. He was unable to attend the ceremony because he was covering the Champions League final in Istanbul.
In 2006, he began working in London and in 2008 started presenting and reporting at Wimbledon, The Open, Aintree, Ascot, and The Derby at Epsom as well as the 6 Nations. In August 2009, he took over from Manish Bhasin as the presenter of Football Focus. He also presents the web-based Friday preview Friday Focus and writes a blog on the BBC website where he discusses the show and football in general.
He was among the BBC Sport team covering the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He spent the tournament traveling from Cape Town at the start of the tournament to Johannesburg for the final in a double-decker bus, filming packages to be shown both as part of the TV coverage and online, and providing commentary and news via the BBC’s online channels and Twitter. On 26 November 2011, Gary Speed appeared as a guest on Football Focus with Walker.
Besides his TV work, he presented Afternoon Edition every Monday-Thursday on BBC Radio 5 Live until 2016 and has previously hosted shows on the station’s evening sports output. In 2016, he replaced Bill Turnbull as presenter of BBC Breakfast. His first show aired on 29 February and he currently co-presents the programme from Monday to Wednesday with Louise Minchin. He presented the ‘Clash of the Titans’ segment of the Sport Relief telethon. Along with that, he also reported for the 2016 Olympics.
In November 2020, he was confirmed as the new host of The NFL Show following previous host Mark Chapman’s decision to step down.
His charitable activities include being an active patron of several charities like the Sheffield Children’s Hospital charity, alongside Jessica Ennis-Hill, Michael Vaughan, and Lee Westwood. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief with a number of other celebrities in 2019.
He studied at Ifield Primary School, Three Bridges Middle School, and Hazelwick Secondary School. He earned a BA (Hons) degree in History in 1998 and an MA degree in Journalism Studies in 1999 at the University of Sheffield.
Dan Walker Age
He was born Daniel Meirion Walker on March 19, 1977, in Crawley, West Sussex, England.
Dan Walker Wife
He has been married to his wife Sarah Walker since 2001, and they have three children. The family resides in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
Dan Walker Children
He has three children, Susanna Walker, Chuck Walker, and Jessica Walker.
Dan Walker Parents
He is the son of the minister of a local church in Crawley, Sussex, and a Welsh mother.
Dan Walker Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall.
Dan Walker Instagram
His Instagram account, https://www.instagram.com/mrdanwalker/, has over 164k followers and his bio reads, Father, husband, golf obsessive, televisual type, and current president of #EggClub, I also wrote a book about ‘Remarkable People’👇🏻