Dominic Cotton

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Dominic Cotton (born 16 May 1967 in Tarporley, Cheshire) is an English journalist and was communications director for charity UK Youth before becoming interim CEO until September 2014.[1]

Born in Cheshire, but moving to London when he was two,[2] Cotton trained and worked as an actor, gaining parts on The Bill and in London's West End theatre.

After two years he undertook a post-graduate diploma at the Centre for Journalism Studies at Cardiff University,[3] and started his broadcast career as a regional news reporter in Plymouth for the BBC in 1995.

Cotton then chose to become freelance to pursue a career in sports broadcast journalism, moving to London to specialise in sport including spells at digital TV network Channel 1, Sky Sports, Five and ITV.[2]

Cotton rejoined the BBC in 1998 as a sports producer and presenter on overnight production shifts for BBC Breakfast, before joining BBC News 24 as a sports presenter. He also reported for Football Focus.

Personal life[edit]

Cotton's partner was former BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid; the couple and their three sons lived in Lambeth, south London.[1] They announced their separation in February 2014, shortly after Cotton was found to have set up an account on[4]

As well as supporting Crystal Palace F.C., Cotton plays cricket, badminton, rounders, croquet and golf. He also enjoys running and has participated in the London Marathon.


  1. ^ a b Rebecca Hardy (2011-11-19). "Susanna Reid: BBC Breakfast presenter says her career flourished when she had children". Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  2. ^ a b Euro 2004 pack
  3. ^ [1] Archived February 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Duffin, Claire (28 February 2014). "'Curse of Strictly' strikes again as Susanna Reid and partner separate". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 

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