Gavin Ramjaun

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Gavin Ramjaun
Born
Gavin Ramjaun

(1983-12-13) 13 December 1983 (age 35)
Alma materCardiff Business School
City University London
OccupationJournalist, Presenter
Notable credit(s)
Newsround
Sportsround
BBC News
Daybreak

Gavin Ramjaun (born 13 December 1983) is a journalist known for his work with the BBC, Sky Sports and ITV Breakfast. His parents hail from Mauritius. Gavin was born in Worcester.

Education[edit]

Ramjaun was educated at the University of Cardiff's Cardiff Business School, where he obtained two degrees, followed by City University London, where he obtained a Postgraduate Degree in Journalism.[1]

Footballing career[edit]

Ramjaun is a keen footballer and plays as a goalkeeper. While at Cardiff University he played for the University 2nd 11 and on occasions, when the team were desperate, the 1st 11. Infamously, in a Welsh Cup semi final against Wrexham University, Ramjaun spilled a simple high cross at the feet of the opposition striker to tap into an empty net, leading to a 2-1 defeat. Goalkeeping errors at Cardiff University are still known as ‘doing a Ramjam’.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Ramjaun joined the Newsround team in 2007 as a replacement for Thalia Pellegrini. Since then he presented a wide variety of reports and the main 5:00pm programme. His role was primarily as a Breakfast and weekend presenter. He also presented items on the Newsround spin-off show Sportsround.

In 2009, Ramjaun left Newsround to join BBC News. He joined the BBC's Breakfast team and regularly made special reports for the show. He also presented sport news on the BBC News Channel. Ramjaun was part of the BBC Sport reporting team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[2]

On 6 September 2010, Ramjaun joined ITV's newly launched Daybreak as a news correspondent, on 6 December 2011 he became a sports correspondent,[3] on 31 August 2012 he moved on from the show but is still within the network on other projects.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gavin Ramjaun". ZoomInfo.com. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ All about Gavin CBBC Newsround
  3. ^ Biography Gavin Ramjaun Official

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