Miles Harrison

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Miles Harrison is the principal rugby union commentator for British television network Sky Sports. After obtaining a degree in Politics and Economic History from the University of York and a post-graduate qualification in Radio Journalism from City University London,[1] he worked for the BBC in York and Leeds. In the early 1990s, he moved to BBC Radio Sport, commentating on rugby union, football and cricket. He was also part of the commentary team for BBC Radio's coverage of the Wimbledon tennis tournament each summer and was a regular presenter of the sports news on Today (BBC Radio 4).

In 1994, when Sky secured the rights to live club rugby, Harrison was invited to be the lead commentator. Since then, he has covered four British and Irish Lions tours, twelve Heineken Cup finals and was named the 2007 Guinness Rugby Union Journalist of the Season. He has also been the regular commentator for England internationals, at home and abroad. In 1997, he was the commentator on Sky's BAFTA award-winning rugby union coverage.

In 2007, Harrison and his regular co-commentator Stuart Barnes were loaned out to ITV Sport to cover the Rugby World Cup.[2]

For the 2011 Rugby World Cup both Harrison and Barnes were also loaned to Sky Television in New Zealand.

During his time at Sky, he has also worked for Talksport as a presenter, fronting the radio station's coverage of the 1999 Rugby World Cup and the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

He has also provided the commentary for HB Studios Rugby World Cup 2011 (video game), having previously voiced other video games.

In print, Harrison has written two books for Aurum Press: Best Seat in the House – the story of the 1997 British Lions tour to South Africa and Grand Slam – a history of the Five Nations Championship. He has also ghosted the autobiography of Welsh rugby legend JPR Williams Given the Breaks.

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  1. ^ Miles Harrison - Sport Xcity magazine
  2. ^ Sale, Charles (22 October 2007). "Warner cash claim cuts no ice at FIFA". Mail Online. Retrieved 27 December 2010.