Jim White (journalist)

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This article is about the journalist and TV presenter (currently working at BBC Radio). For the presenter (currently working at Sky Sports), see Jim White (presenter).

Jim White (born late 1950s in Urmston, Lancashire, England) is a British journalist and presenter who has fronted STV's coverage of the UEFA Champions League for the 2006/07 season.[1] He attended Manchester Grammar School and went on to read English at Bristol University.[2]


White was a founding member of staff at The Independent in 1986. White has covered major sporting events for the Daily Telegraph since 2003, after leaving The Guardian in 2003.[3] He is an ardent Manchester United supporter[citation needed] and writes a regular column for fanzine United We Stand and The Telegraph.[citation needed] He also writes articles for Yahoo! Eurosport.[4]

White has also written a book entitled, You'll Win Nothing with Kids, a memoir of his time as a wholly unsuccessful junior football coach.[citation needed]


White is a long-serving contributor to BBC Radio 4 and Five Live including appearances as a guest pundit on Fighting Talk.[citation needed] He has also appeared on Sky, for which he has written and presented documentaries on Jose Mourinho and Sven-Göran Eriksson[citation needed] and previously presented a sports current affairs show, The Back Page, on STV.[citation needed]

He took over in September 2006 from Jim Delahunt as the anchor of STV's Champions League Live, hosting the programme for only one season, as STV bosses mistakenly believed that they had acquired the services of Jim White.[citation needed] White has a son, Barney, 22.


  1. ^ "Some hard acts to follow for the new presenter of Scotsport". 28 September 2006. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jim White's profile". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 6 July 2007. 
  3. ^ Tryhorn, Chris (1 July 2003). "White signs for Telegraph". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Jim White Yahoo! Eurosport