Mark Pougatch is ITV’s lead football anchor, presenting live England matches and the Champions League.
He combines this role with being BBC Radio 5 Live’s main sports anchor, having presented their flagship Saturday afternoon show, 5 Live Sport and Sports Report, since 2000.
He also presents his own show Football Today on Monday and Thursday on PLTV (Premier League Television) as well as live matches on a Monday evening. PLTV has a huge worldwide audience. Mark also hosts Channel 5’s live boxing programmes.
In 1991, Pougatch began his career at GLR as a Sports and News presenter. In addition to this he also worked at LBC as a Sports Reporter. In 1992 Mark joined BBC Essex as their Sports Editor.
For BBC Radio Pougatch has been the main presenter for the past four Football World Cups, three European Championships, three Ashes tours in Australia, Olympics Games, Commonwealth Games, World Athletics Championships as well as a host of FA Cup Finals, Grand Nationals, Wimbledon tennis and the Six Nations Rugby. He’s also been privileged to commentate on Test Match Special.
Pougatch’s television work includes being a presenter for BBC Sport on Match of the Day and Match of the Day Live, Football Focus, Final Score, Sunday Grandstand, World Darts Championship and Open Golf Championship highlights. He has also been a stand in presenter for 5 Live’s Breakfast and Drivetime shows.
At ITV he has presented the live FA Cup draws and the Indian Premier League cricket. Pougatch has also been a columnist for The Times at the World Cup, The Ashes and a regular contributor in The Game on a Monday, has written articles for T2 and The Times on pig-keeping and for The Mail on Sunday on tracing his family’s Ukrainian ancestors. He has also done exclusive podcasts with Shane Warne for The Times and The Ashes and has been a panellist on The Wright Stuff.
In 2010 Mark published his first book Three Lions vs The World; The Story of England at the World Cup about the history of England’s World Cup adventures.
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