Jim White (journalist)

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Jim White (born 1957, Urmston, Lancashire, England) is a British journalist and presenter who fronted STV's coverage of the UEFA Champions League for the 2006-07 season.[1] He attended Manchester Grammar School and read English at Bristol University.[2]


White was a founding member of staff at The Independent in 1986. He has covered major sporting events for the Daily Telegraph since 2003, after leaving The Guardian.[3] He is an ardent Manchester United supporter and writes a regular column for fanzine United We Stand and The Telegraph.[4] He also writes articles for Yahoo! Eurosport.[5]

White has also written a book, You'll Win Nothing with Kids, a memoir of his time as a wholly unsuccessful junior football coach.[6][7]


White is a long-serving contributor to BBC Radio 4 and Five Live, including appearances as a guest pundit on Fighting Talk.[8] He has also appeared on Sky, for whom he has written and presented documentaries on Jose Mourinho and Sven-Göran Eriksson, and previously presented a sports current affairs show, The Back Page, on STV.[9]

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. 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. ^ The Rough Guide to Manchester United, by Jim White and Andy Mitten
  5. ^ Jim White Yahoo! Eurosport
  6. ^ You'll Win Nothing With Kids, By Jim White, Jah Wobble, The Independent, 30 September 2007
  7. ^ Jim White: Life's a pitch as a touchline dad, The Telegraph, 25 August 2007
  8. ^ Fighting Talk
  9. ^ IMUST