Sean Fletcher

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Sean Fletcher
Born Sean Fletcher
(1974-04-20) 20 April 1974 (age 41)
New York City, United States of America
Occupation Journalist, Presenter, Newsreader
Employer ITV (2014—)
Sky Sports News (2011–14)
BBC News (2005–11)
Parent(s) Carol Fenny Fletcher (1952–2006)
Website
Official website

Sean Fletcher (born 20 April 1974)[1] is an American-British journalist and radio broadcast personality, best known for his work with the BBC, Sky Sports News and currently ITV Breakfast.

Early life[edit]

Born in New York to a Zimbabwean-born mother and English father, he was brought up in Essex and in Zimbabwe.[2]

Education[edit]

Fletcher was educated at Felsted School, an independent school in the village of Felsted (near Great Dunmow) in Essex, followed by King's College London, where he obtained a degree in Geography.

Career[edit]

After training as a music producer, Fletcher began his journalism career in Cardiff, producing packages for BBC Radio Wales. He then moved to London to work behind the scenes at Radio 5 Live. Several years later he began working on BBC 2W, the digital TV channel for Wales. He also presented and reported on sport for BBC Wales Today.

From 2005-2011, Fletcher presented sports bulletins on the rolling news channel BBC News, and has also presented sport on the BBC Weekend News and BBC Breakfast on BBC One as well as BBC World News. In March 2010, Fletcher began reporting on news stories for BBC Breakfast.

In October 2011, Fletcher left the BBC to join Sky Sports News, where he worked until his departure in early 2014.

On 3 March 2014 it was announced Fletcher would become a sports newsreader on the new ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain.[3] He first appeared on the programme on its opening day, Monday 28 April 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Married to a Welsh-speaking wife, Fletcher has also learnt the language.[4] Sean's mother Carol died of bowel cancer in 2006, at the age of 54.[5]

Charity[edit]

In 2014, Fletcher became a celebrity ambassador for the UK charity, Balls to Cancer.[6]

Sean will run the 2015 London Marathon on 26 April to raise money for Beating Bowel Cancer.[7]

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