2 November 1967 |
|Parent(s)||Audrey Hill, George Hill|
After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 1990, Hill began his work in the field of journalism, initially writing for newspapers as a freelance author while studying for the NCTJ Pre-Entry Course in Newspaper Journalism.
He landed his first job at a district radio station in south Wales. Soon after, Hill's career progressed to BBC local radio and eventually BBC World Service and BBC Radio Five Live, working as both a presenter and commentator on Premiership and European Football.
Hill began his television career at BBC, working on the digital channel BBC News 24 before he was approached to work as a presenter and reporter the new ITV Sport Channel.
Simon then moved into freelancing roles for various TV and radio channels – including Capital Gold Radio.
He was the local studio host for SBS's Ashes Cricket coverage (the main program was a relay from Channel 4 in the UK) in 2005 (Australia's tour of England).
On 29 July 2006 he joined Fox Sports on a three-year deal as its main commentator for the A-League as well as Fox Sports's weekly football show called Total Football. Hill also gives half time and full-time analysis of the Premier League matches and supports Manchester City Football Club. On joining he said "For any true follower of football, Fox Sports is an absolute must, and for me it's a great fit." In addition to his work at Fox Sports, Hill is a monthly contributor to Australian football magazine FourFourTwo.
Career Journalistic or Commentary Coverage achievements
- 1995 Toyota Cup - Japan
- 1996 European Football Championship - England
- 1998 African Cup of Nations - Burkina Faso
- 1998 FIFA World Cup - France
- 2004 Olympics - Athens, Greece
- 2005 Ashes Series - England
- 2005 World Cup Qualifier - Sydney, Australia and Montevideo, Uruguay
- 2006 FIFA World Cup - Germany
- 2006 onwards - Hyundai A-League and English Premier League
- 2007 AFC Asian Cup - Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam