Broadcast news: The SJA British Sports Journalism Awards sports broadcasting shortlist

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.

Phil Barker, chairman of broadcast judges said: “This has been without doubt the most competitive field in across all categories since we launched the SJA Broadcast categories.

“It is reassuring to know that in a world which appears to be dominated by banal reality television and the like, there is still a real commitment to making quality television and radio. That shines through in every single entry we have received.

“For the first time we’ve also introduced a category to honour the unsung heroes on production teams and the entries in this new section have also set the bar very high indeed.

“It has been a tough task whittling them down to a short list. It will be even harder to pick some winners!”

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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About the 2016 British Sports Journalism Awards.

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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 Clark – 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 to 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
Transfer 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

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