Matthew Lorenzo

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Matthew Lorenzo the British television presenter is the son of the former BBC sports commentator and one time head of BBC Sport Peter Lorenzo, who at one time or another has worked for Sky, BBC, ITV, Channel Four and GMTV.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Lorenzo was the first sports presenter to appear on Sky TV when it launched in 1989, after a career in newspapers, BBC TV and BBC Radio. He then moved to ITV to present sport on London Tonight before launching ITV Sport's Champions League coverage in 1993. He became the youngest-ever anchor (35) of a networked World Cup in 1994. Later that year he signed with GMTV to host the Newshour daily for three years before returning to Sky Sports,.[1] Since then he has hosted football and cricket games, worked with Bernie Ecclestone as anchor of Sky's F1 Digital + service and hosted the Sky Sports News breakfast show. He is currently working for The Times and Sunday Times as host of their online Premier League programming.

Other interests[edit]

Lorenzo was appointed "Head of Communications" at Notts County Football Club during the fated ownership by Munto Finance that saw Sven-Göran Eriksson work for the club.

He currently produces ad-funded shows for various channels, has developed a number of optioned formats and runs a successful media training company.

He has hosted the Soccerex Business of Football Conference - the largest in the world - since its inception in 1996. He has anchored the UEFA Champions League Draw, he regularly fronts the Chelsea Player of the Year Dinner and has also worked for the Football Association, the League Managers Association, the Professional Footballers' Association and most of the current roster of Premier League clubs.

He is also a long time member of the London Scottish Golf Club in Wimbledon, where he plays fairly regularly with his two sons, James and Joseph, who are junior members at the club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lorenzo makes swift exit". ITV Sport. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2011.