David Jones (presenter)

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David Jones is an English sports presenter working for Sky Sports. Jones currently fronts the live coverage on Super Sunday and Monday Night Football.

David Jones went to Stokesley Comprehensive School in North Yorkshire. Jones became a presenter on Sky Sports News in February 2003 after spending two seasons as a pitch-side reporter on Premiership Plus. Starting his journalistic career as a news reporter on the Derbyshire Times in Chesterfield, he joined Sky for the launch of Sky Sports News in 1998, presenting alongside Georgie Thompson for a number of years. Jones presented The Football League on Sky Sports from the 2007-08 season until 2011. Following the departure of Richard Keys and Andy Gray from Sky Sports in January 2011, Jones started presenting live Premier League matches.

Starting in 2012, Jones was announced as the host of The Footballers' Football Show, a programme which discusses the key football issues of the week.[1] Recent guests have included Joey Barton.

In June 2013, Sky Sports announced a brand new show for the 2013-14 season called Saturday Night Football, for their coverage of 5.30pm Saturday evening Premier League fixtures. The show was presented by Jones alongside Jamie Redknapp with an audience of football fans debating current football issues.[2] The audience was later dropped but Jones and Redknapp continued to host the show until Sky lost the rights for the Saturday evening matches in 2016. After the departure of Ed Chamberlin to front ITV's coverage of Horse Racing, Jones became the main football presenter on Sky Sports in August 2016. Jones now presents the flagship Super Sunday and Monday Night Football programmes alongside pundits such as Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness, Thierry Henry and Gary Neville.

In addition to this, Jones was heavily involved with Sky Sports' live UEFA Champions League coverage and has fronted numerous live England international matches.

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He is a fan of Sunderland and has mentioned it many times on Sky Sports News. He also took part in 'The Match' on Sky1, playing in front of 50,000 people at Newcastle United's St James' Park Stadium, and he was once voted Company Magazine's 'North East Bachelor of the Year'. On Monday 5 May 2014 Jones played In Jody Craddocks testimonial game for Sunderland XI.

David also became a non-executive director of Oxford United on the 11th February 2015[3]

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