British Sports Journalism Awards 2018: broadcast shortlists

The broadcast shortlists for the British Sports Journalism Awards, in partnership with Canon and European Professional Club Rugby, are revealed today.

The winners will be announced at a gala occasion on Monday February 25 at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza. To book your tables please click HERE

A record number of entries was received this year and there is also a new category, sports pundit, which includes former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan (talkSPORT) and BBC colleagues Alan Shearer and Alex Scott.

There are some returning faces – two-time broadcast journalist of the year, BBC’s Richard Conway,  is again shortlisted – as is 2010 sports presenter Jonathan Overend  (left) and 2016 commentator John Murray in their respective categories.

Three women have won the presenter of the year accolade and this year Hazel Irvine of BBC Sport will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Alison Mitchell, Clare Balding and two-time winner Eleanor Oldroyd.

Stories as diverse as the sailing world championships (Sunset+Vine), the Leicester helicopter tragedy (Sky Sports News) and a documentary on the late Bobby Robson (Noah Media Group) have all brought recognition in the production team category.

Robson: More than a Manager is also named in the television factual or feature category  which has attracted entries from a variety of different broadcasters including BT Sport, Liverpool FC, Amazon Prime, Netflix, TBI Media / 3 Rock Productions and Al Jazeera.

Wimbledon’s own radio station (IMG) is shortlisted in radio live broadcast but faces competition from talkSPORT,  BBC 5Live and BBC Radio Somerset as well as the Ryder Cup, another IMG production.

Broadcast Journalist
Des Kelly – BT Sport
Gabriel Clarke – ITV Sport
Geraint Hughes – Sky Sports News
Natalie Pirks – BBC Sport
Richard Conway – BBC Sport
Rob Dorsett – Sky Sports News

Broadcast Production Team
5Live Sport – BBC Radio 5Live
Bobby Robson: More than a Manager – Noah Media Group
Goalhanger Films – Mo Salah: A Football Fairytale
Leicester Helicopter Crash – Sky Sports News
Sailing World Championships – Sunset+Vine
Sky Sports Cricket – Sky Sports
World Cup 2018 – BBC Sport

Broadcast Sports Presenter
Adrian Durham – talkSPORT
Ed Chamberlin & Francesca Cumani – ITV Sport
Gary Lineker – BBC Sport
Hazel Irvine – BBC Sport
Jonathan Overend – BBC Sport
Mark Pougatch – ITV Sport
Mike Wedderburn – Sky Sports News

Sports Commentator
Caroline Barker – BBC Sport
Clive Tyldesley – ITV Sport
Guy Mowbray – BBC Sport
John Murray – BBC Radio 5Live
Mike Costello – BBC Radio 5Live
Ronald McIntosh – Freelance

Sports Pundit
Alan Shearer – BBC Sport
Alex Scott – BBC Sport
Nasser Hussain – Sky Sports
Osi Umenyiora – Whisper Films
Simon Jordan – talkSPORT
Steve Bunce – BBC Radio 5Live

Radio Sport Factual or Feature
Cricket Show – BBC Somerset
Football Forum – BBC Radio Leicester
On the Sporting Couch – talkSPORT
Pep Music – BBC Radio 5Live
Re:United – talkSport
Super G: How Geraint won the Yellow Jersey – BBC Sport Wales
That Peter Crouch Podcast – BBC Radio 5Live

Radio Sport Live Broadcast
Cricket Show – BBC Somerset
Ryder Cup Radio – IMG Productions
Sri Lanka Tour – talkSPORT
The Wimbledon Radio – IMG Productions
World Cup 2018 – BBC radio 5Live
World Cup 2018 – talkSPORT

Television Sport Factual or Feature
Al Jazeera Investigations: Football’s Wall of Silence – Al Jazeera
Bobby Robson: More than a Manager – Noah Media Group
Manchester City: All or Nothing – Amazon Prime Video
McAteer: Through the Storm – Liverpool Football Club
No Hunger in Paradise – BT Sport
Shoulder to Shoulder –  TBI Media and 3 Rock Productions for BT Sport
Sunderland: ‘Til I die – Netflix

Television Live Sport Broadcast
England vs Colombia – ITV Sport
Royal Ascot Gold Cup Day – ITV Sport
Rugby League Challenge Final – BBC Sport
Sky Sports Cricket – Sky Sports
US Open for Amazon Prime Video – Whisper Films
Winter Paralympic Games for Channel 4 – Whisper Films