Recognised as one of the UK’s most respected TV and radio sports broadcasters, Mark has an unsurpassed knowledge across all major sports. Never afraid to ask the questions the fans want answering, his passion for sport is matched by his strong editorial sports news judgment and the superb quality of his English voice. With numerous radio and TV industry “Oscars” to his name he has been again nominated as the UK’s Sports Journalist of the Year.
Mark Saggers sports broadcasting career spans Sky Television News from 1992 - 2001 and the BBC from 1980 - 1992 & from 2001 - 2008. He joined talkSPORT (UTV) Radio in 2008.
His sports coverage includes:
Olympic Games: Sydney (2000) Atlanta (1996) for Rupert Murdoch’s award winning Sky News TV Barcelona Olympics in 1992 for BBC Radio. Mark Spitz, Maurice Green, Marion Jones and Carl Lewis are just a few of the numerous big names he has interviewed.
Ringside for big international bouts on TV and Radio, one of his personal career highlights was meeting childhood hero Mohammed Ali. Working for Sky TV News, he also covered Mike Tyson’s release from jail in Indiana.
BBC Radio Test Match Special Team, Ashes and Cricket World Cup.
Interviews with Tiger Woods, and other international superstars from the PGA Tour. Sport and personality pieces with Tiger including the influence of his family, particularly his father. “Other influences” in interviews with John Daly exclusively revealed his addictions at Royal Birkdale, and when a young Darren Clark topped The Open leader board Darren got on a bike and cycled more than a mile through the traffic in Scotland for Saggers to interview him!
On the PR Pro-Celebrity Dunhill Links, clients include HRH Prince William, Michael Douglas, Hugh Grant & Samuel L Jackson.
More award winning coverage, including The Grand National evacuation during a Bomb scare, finding a box of tissues for top UK trainer Jenny Pitman after Royal Athlete’s win in 1995 and the agonising heartbreak for her after the 1993 race that never was!
More than 30 years covering the UK’s national sport including World Cups 2010, 2006 and 2002, 1998 1994 and 1990. “Innovative Broadcast of the Year” award 2007.
David Beckham, Vinny Jones, Thierry Henry, Landon Donovan, Jose Mourinho are just a few of his interview exclusives.
Coverage of Wimbledon has included interviews with Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, and the Williams sisters. Tennis bad Dad Damir Dokic met his match in Mark when he lost his cool at Wimbledon. Dokic was banned for life – for the altercation that made front page news all over the world.