|Born||Theodore Joseph Nathaniel Slotover
21 March 1974
Hammersmith, London, England
|Alma mater||City of London School
University of Exeter
|Known for||Formula 1 Reporter|
In his university days, Kravitz began presenting on University Radio Exeter. Upon graduation, he trained as a journalist at CBS News' London bureau before working for local radio stations in the South-West of England as a news and sports reporter. He then returned to London to work for 95.8 Capital FM, on their Sony Award-winning news show, The Way It Is.
Kravitz worked with ITV since the beginning of their F1 coverage in 1997, initially as a producer, and then as a pit-lane reporter from 2002, alongside Louise Goodman. He replaced James Allen who was promoted to the post of race commentator, following the retirement of Murray Walker.
In 2007 and 2008, he presented ITV's British Touring Car Championship coverage.
Sky Sports F1
In December 2011, it was announced that Kravitz would follow Martin Brundle and others from the BBC to join BSkyB's Sky Sports F1 coverage in 2012. As part of his new role, Kravitz hosts the channel's weekly show, The F1 Show. For the 2012 season, he was joined by co-presenter Georgie Thompson. In 2013, following Thompson's departure, Kravitz presents The F1 Show with Sky Sports F1's Natalie Pinkham.
In addition to working on The F1 Show, Kravitz was also given a more prominent role in Formula 1 coverage, with Ted's Notebook, a short segment in the show where Kravitz provides technical information from the pit lane, such as problems with cars, technical data, etc. Kravitz is also present for the Formula 1 winter testing. A nightly episode of Ted's Notebook is shown during coverage to provide information on what each team had been doing throughout each test day.
In the 2011 British Grand Prix edition of his 'Grand Prix from the Pit Lane' video series for the BBC website, Kravitz said that his wife had given birth to a baby girl and that he would miss the next two Grands Prix because he will be on paternity leave. In 2012, Kravitz had his second child, missing two Grand Prix weekends due to paternity leave.
The Kravitz name comes from his mother's side of the family; his parents are Robert and Jill (née Kravitz) Slotover.
Kravitz holds a degree in Politics.
- "Charles Sale sports column". Daily Mail. 2008-04-15.
He felt that Ted Kravitz had more of an F1 feel about it than the name on his birth certificate, which is Theodore Slotover.
- "New Vroom". Daily Telegraph. 2004-05-08.
Ted Slotover, ITV's Formula One reporter, has seen at first hand that engineers get just as much satisfaction from their contributions to working on a successful car as the drivers.
- "Ted's Qualifying Notebook". Sky Sports F1. Sky Sports. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2013-11-16. Scroll to 05:03, states he will be 40 in March
- "Coulthard, Jordan & Brundle join BBC". BBC Sport. BBC. 2008-11-24. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
- "Monocle - About". www.monocle.com. Retrieved 6 September 2016.