Broadcast shortlist for 2017 British Sports Journalism awards

The final set of shortlists for the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards sponsored by the National Lottery – those for the sports broadcasting categories – are published today.

Some of the best-known names in British broadcast sports journalism are in contention, along with some talented fresh faces. 

Winners will be announced at 41st awards presentations at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel in London on Monday February 26.

A year ago BBC Radio’s John Murray was named Commentator of the Year while colleague Eleanor Oldroyd took the Presenter of the Year prize for the second time.

TalkSport were worthy winners of the Radio Sports Live Broadcast category with their coverage of Euro 2016, which turned out to be disastrous for England.

Paul Kelso of Sky can boast a unique double. He took the Sports Journalist of the Year title in the broadcast category in 2016 having previously won the same award in the writing category.

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Broadcast Journalist

Gabriel Clarke – ITV Sport

Richard Conway – BBC Sports News

Jane Dougall – Sky Sports

Des Kelly – BT Sport

Andy May – BT Sport

Rob Scanlon – Premier League Productions

Broadcast Production Team

Boxing – Sky Sports

Champions League – BT Sport

Cricket – Sky Sports

FA Cup Final – BBC Sport

Matchday Live – talkSPORT

Sports Report – BBC Radio 5 Live

Transfer Deadline Day – Sky Sports

Broadcast Sports Presenter

Mark Chapman – BBC Sport

Dave Clarke – Sky Sports

Craig Doyle – BT Sport

Nick Dougherty – Sky Sports

Gabby Logan – BBC Sport

Osi Umenyiora – Whisper Films

Radio Sport Factual or Feature

Beards, Bails and Boundaries: England’s Muslim Cricketers – BBC Asian Network

How not win a Lions series – BBC Radio 5 Live

Jimmy Armfield: A Football Gentleman – BBC Radio 5 Live

Our Summer The Story Of Wales At Euro 2016 – BBC Sport Wales

Pretty Boy – A tale of bare knuckle boxing – BBC Radio Leeds

To Helmand And Back – BBC Radio 5 Live

Radio Sport Live Broadcast

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko – BBC Radio 5Live

Darts – talkSPORT

Lions Rugby – talkSPORT

Ranieri Sacking – BBC Radio Leicester

Steel City Derby – BBC Radio Sheffield

Test Match Special – BBC Radio 5 Live

The Wimbledon Radio Channel – IMG Productions

Sports Commentator 

Steve Cram – BBC Sport

Ian Dennis – BBC Radio 5 Live

Richard Hoiles – ITV Sport

David Lloyd – Sky Sports

Sam Matterface – talkSPORT

Ronald McIntosh – Freelance

Television Sport Factual or Feature

Alan Shearer, Dementia, Football & Me – BBC Sport

Beneath the Black – Sky Sports

Crossing the Line – Pitch International

Kenny – Pitch International

Race and Pace – BBC Sports News

The Referees Onside – Sky Sports

Television Sport Live Broadcast

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko – Sky Sports

Deadline Day – Sky Sports

Europa League Final – A Sunset+Vine production for BT Sport

Matchday Live – Premier League Productions

Sky Ocean Rescue Test Match – Sky Sports

The Grand National – ITV Sport

The Open – Sky Sports