Dan currently presents Football Focus, the long-running BBC 1 Saturday lunchtime football show as well as presenting the BBC’s Open Golf coverage. You’ll also see him at The Grand National, Wimbledon and a number of the BBC’s other showpiece events.
He also presents his own football show on BBC World each week which goes into 295 million homes around the world. You’ll also find his online show (Friday Focus) weekly interviews and his blog on the BBC website. Dan is also a regular user of social networking service Twitter and has over 100,000 followers.
Dan was an integral part of the BBC Sport team covering the 2010 FIFA World Cup and spent the summer reporting from a double-decker bus travelling across South Africa. The 5,000 mile journey included visiting cities, townships as well as social projects and historical sights which provided UK viewers with a flavour of the host nation both inside and out of the stadia.
In 2011 Dan was asked to present a special Olympic themed episode of Songs Of Praise. In addition to presentation work on The 6 Nations in the past Dan has also presented sports bulletins on the BBC News Channel and BBC Network News. He is a regular guest on 5Live’s Tony Livesey Show every Wednesday evening, providing his insight into the football world. He’s appeared on Celebrity Mastermind and is a regular guest on A Question Of Sport.
Dan’s first foray into broadcasting was co-presenting two shows on the University of Sheffield’s Sure FM student radio station – the midweek sports-themed evening show and ‘Dan & Edd In The Afternoon’, for which he and co-presenter Ed Hoyland were nominated for a BBC Radio One Student Radio award.
In 1999 Dan moved to a full-time career with a four year stint as a sports presenter and commentator for Manchester’s Key 103 radio. During his time at Key 103 he presented the regular midweek sports show and picked up three Sony awards, three New York Radio Awards and was nominated as commercial radio Presenter Newcomer of the Year.
Soon after, Dan moved into TV with a 6-month spell at Granada Television in Manchester as sports presenter and commentator on the Football League Review. In 2004 he joined the BBC regional news programme North West Tonight.during which time he was nominated for a number of awards and won the Royal Television Society Sports Award in 2005 for Regional Sports Presenter of the Year.