Jim White (presenter)

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For the English presenter and journalist, see Jim White (journalist).

James "Jim" White (born c.1957/1958 in Glasgow[1]) is a British freelance television presenter, known primarily for his work with Sky Sports.


After completing a pre-entry journalist course at Napier College in Edinburgh,[1] White began his media career with Scottish & Universal Newspapers in 1974.[1]

In 1979 he moved into television as Entertainment reporter STV flagship Scotland Today programme. In 1986 he was appointed sports reporter and one of his first assignments was to travel with the Scottish team to the World Cup Finals in Mexico.[1] In 1988 he became the main host of Scotsport. In 1990 White presented coverage of Scotland's campaign in the 1990 World Cup Finals and in 1991 he was part of the team that won a Scottish BAFTA.[1]

White joined Sky in 1998.[2]

In June 2003 he travelled to Senegal with Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira to report on Vieira's Diambers charity.[1]

White is best known for his round-the-clock presenting marathon on transfer deadline day.[3]

In September 2016 White took over Talksport's 10am to 1pm slot from Colin Murray. The move followed News Corp's purchase of the Talk Radio group and was seen as an early indication of integration of Talk Sport into the Sky/News Corp sports media business.

White supports Rangers F.C.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Jim White - After Dinner Speaker & Awards Host - Sports News Presenter". Speakerscorner.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  2. ^ http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/interview-jim-white-sky-sports-mr-deadline-day-1-2761676
  3. ^ Presenter tells us why he's revved up for Tuesday (2012-01-30). "Mr Deadline Day". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  4. ^ Ferguson, John (3 May 2008). "Rangers' celebrity supporters out in force for UEFA Cup final". Daily Record. Glasgow. Retrieved 3 May 2008.