Jonathan Sutherland

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Jonathan Sutherland
Birth name Jonathan Sutherland
Born 1977 (age 39–40)
Brae, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Show Sportscene
Network BBC
Time slot 10:25 - 11:05
Show Scotland 2014
Station(s) BBC Two
Style Sports presenter
Country Scotland
Previous show(s) Reporting Scotland

Jonathan Sutherland (born 1977) is a Scottish television and radio presenter and producer, currently the main presenter of BBC Scotland's Sunday night Sportscene[1] on BBC One Scotland. He also occasionally hosts the Sportscene results show on Saturday afternoons and presents the sports segment for Reporting Scotland.[2] He also currently presents Scotland 2014, a current affairs programme alongside Sarah Smith on Thursday evenings.


Sutherland was born in Brae, a large settlement on the Shetland Islands. He left the islands to study politics at Aberdeen University and subsequently graduated with his degree in 1999. Following his graduation, Sutherland was encouraged to write to the Island's media for work. He soon landed a job at BBC Radio Shetland.

Early career[edit]

His first taste of journalism was with Radio Shetland but left in 2003 to build his career. He soon landed a job at BBC Sport as a broadcast journalist. He then left the BBC for Shetland Weekly but returned soon after. He then landed the job of assistant producer of Sportscene.

Presenting career[edit]

He now is the main presenter of the Sunday night SPFL highlights show, Sportscene.[3] Sutherland also presented Keeping Loch Lomond, a conservation show which discovers how the National Park authority deals with developing whilst conserving the Loch Lomond area.[4]

Sutherland can also be seen presenting the sports segment for Reporting Scotland as a back-up to David Currie. He is one of two Shetlanders working for BBC Scotland's sport, the other being Phil Goodlad, who is from Yell.

He is also set to co-present a new current affairs program for BBC Two. Scotland 2014 will be broadcast in June 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Sutherland is married and has a son born in 2008.[5]