David Bobin

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David Bobin (1945 – 24 May 2017) was an English sports journalist mainly known for his work on television.

Bobin began his career as newspaper journalist in Oxford during the 1960s before graduating to television with Southern Television in 1975.[1] He continued to appear on ITV with Southern's successor franchises Television South and Meridian Broadcasting.[2] Bobin also served as anchor on the former's news programme Coast to Coast.[3]

He left terrestrial television in 1993 when he joined Sky Sports where he has fronted their coverage of Spain's La Liga as well as appearing regularly as a presenter on Sky Sports News.[1]

Bobin's son is British film director, writer, and producer James Bobin, who is best known for directing 2011 film The Muppets.

Bobin's death was first reported on the Twitter account of Sky Sports colleague Simon Thomas on 26 May 2017 and was subsequently reported by several news outlets.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "David Bobin". TV Newsroom. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "TV ARK - Presenters". archive.is. 24 July 2012. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  3. ^ ITV 1 - TVS Presenters
  4. ^ Isaacs, Marc (26 May 2017). "Sky Sports News pays tribute to presenter David Bobin who passed away". Mirror. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "David Bobin, the former Sky Sports News presenter, dies aged 71". Sky Sports. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.