Ray has enjoyed a varied career. He was initially a professional footballer, leaving school to join Tranmere Rovers FC, where he played for five years.
After ending his playing career, he stayed with the club in an administrative capacity and then spent three years with BBC Radio Merseyside as a reporter and presenter.
In 1986, Ray moved to BBC Manchester as an assistant producer, working on the coverage of sports including snooker, darts and bowls, and on A Question Of Sport.
He also worked as a producer, reporter and presenter on BBC Two's investigative sports series On The Line, which took him to Italy in 1990 to report on England football fans at the World Cup.
Later that year, Ray began working as a reporter on Grandstand, Match Of The Day and Sportsnight. He reported from the Irish camp during the 1994 World Cup in America, and was the BBC's reporter-in-residence in the England camp during Euro 96 and the 1998 World Cup in France.
Ray now presents Final Score each week and is the regular presenter of the BBC's darts and snooker coverage. Ray was part of the Grandstand presentation team and took over as the regular presenter of Football Focus from Gary Lineker. He is also an occasional presenter of Match Of The Day.
Ray helped to cover EURO 2008 for the BBC – his 10th International tournament for the BBC.
In July 2009 Ray left the BBC to become the new main presenter for ESPN`s Premiership Football coverage for the start of the 2009/2010 season
“….Ray was great – really pleased and had some great feedback” – Vitesse Media (spoke at the M&M Awards 2009)
"Very funny behind the scenes stories, terrific interaction with guests - and good value." - Allianz Cornhill
“Everything went really well and Ray was excellent. We had a lot of positive feedback for the event and Ray!” –CILTUK on their Annual Awards and Speaker Ray Stubbs