Award-winning Sky News presenter’s ultimate ambition is to meet Queen

 

Nick Powell, Sky News sports presenter

Nick Powell, Sky News sports presenter

 

 

By Leah Waller

Nick Powell is one of British television’s most experienced sports news broadcasters and has the credentials to prove it thanks to his two awards from the Royal Television Society for Outside Broadcast of the Year in 1989 and Sports Documentary of the Year in 1996.

He will tell students at Leeds Trinity’s Journalism Week event about his career which started in Bradford where he was a breakfast news presenter for Pennine Radio.

Journalism Week organiser Mike Best credits Nick’s success to his ability to be a good all-around journalist rather than just a sports journalist – which he said many sports journalism students fail to realise.

Nick has covered almost every major sporting event from the Rugby World Cup in Paris to the Olympic Games in London 2012.

Nick went on to present for Yorkshire Television where he worked on outside broadcasts as a reporter and commentator of the football, rugby league, cricket and boxing coverage.

After joining Sky in 1996 as a news producer, Nick soon realised he missed live broadcasting and switched back to sports presenting.

Nick is a keen football fan and supports Liverpool, but also keeps a watchful eye on Bradford City and Tranmere Rovers.

He lists one of his career highs as meeting his hero, Kevin Keegan, and was also on air when Keegan famously quit his role as England manager.

Other famous faces Nick has interviewed include Princess Anne and Arthur Scargill, and would love to meet the Queen.

Aside from work, Nick enjoys sport, travel and walking.

His role at Sky includes leading the team of presenters in the Sky Sports Bulletins Unit, which supplies news, comment and analysis on all the major sporting events to a range of outlets in addition to Sky News, including BFBS, Sky New Zealand and the Sky Sports website.

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