4th September 2006
JOHN INVERDALE TO RECEIVE UNIVERSITY HONOUR
presenter John Inverdale is to receive an honorary doctorate from the
John is a well
known sports broadcaster who regularly appears on BBC Television and BBC Radio
and he began his career in journalism in
with a degree in history from
He then moved into broadcasting with BBC Radio Lincolnshire, where he covered local government and health authority meetings and presented the breakfast show as well as various sports programmes.
In 1985 he took up a trainee attachment in BBC Radio 2ís sports department and from 1988 to 1994 he worked for BBC Radio 5 as the presenter of its flagship sports programme Sport On 5, before becoming one of the first presenters on the new Five Live station.
He has presented Five Live's coverage of many major
sporting events including
He also anchored the network's drivetime show John Inverdale Nationwide for which he was named Sony Broadcaster of the Year in 1997.
John has also branched out into television, presenting five series of BBC One's acclaimed sports chat show On Side, the investigative sports series On The Line, Rugby Special, Grandstand, Sunday Grandstand and The World's Strongest Man for BBC One.
John Inverdale will receive his honorary Doctorate
of Arts from the
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