An experienced and knowledgeable Television and Radio broadcaster, Jake is currently the face of Premier League Football on BT Sport having been at the forefront of much of BBC Sport’s coverage for many national and international events. He is also one of the Co-Founders of award-winning production company Whisper.
Jake joined CBBC in 2001 and had success hosting Fame Academy’s daily live show and CBBC Comic Relief Does Fame Academy coverage during Red Nose Week in March 2003, 2005 and 2007. He also presented ‘Gimme A Break’, ‘Newsround’ and ‘Beat the Pack’ as well as the BAFTA nominated ‘Rule the School’ and ‘Bamzooki’. By 2005 he was hosting ‘Sportsround’, covering major international sporting events such as the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the World Cup from Germany and the Cricket World Cup from Antigua in 2007. Jake also presented ‘Football Focus’ in 2006, and went on to host ‘Score’, ‘Final Score’ and ‘Match of the Day’ from Austria and Switzerland for BBC1, BBC3 and BBCi.
In 2009, he began presenting live Championship Football coverage on BBC’s ‘Match of the Day’, before going on to join the BBC1 and BBC2 anchor team for the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010. In 2012, he broadcast at the European Championships, hosted Summer Olympics coverage for BBC One and BBC Three, as well as anchoring the BBC’s award-winning Formula One coverage. That year, he also had his first book - The Inside Track published by Simon & Schuster in 2012.
Jake’s BBC Sport credits also include live afternoon coverage of the Beijing Olympics, Euro 2008, the 2007 Fifa Women’s World Cup in China, Sports Personality of the Year, the 2008 & 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, live Super Bowl coverage on BBC, NFL highlights from Wembley and BBC3’s football coverage.
Jake joined BT Sport at the start of the 2013/2014 as the face of BT Sports Premier League coverage, fronting their marquee Premier League fixtures. 2019 saw the highest figures BT Sport had ever had across all channels, with 6.5 million viewers watching on linear channels and 4.8 million people tuning in through digital platforms. Jake has recently presented Mic’d Up – giving a behind the scenes insight into the world of football management.
In 2020, he launched The High-Performance podcast with author professor Damian Hughes, offering an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, successful individuals.
Off screen, Jake is passionate about contributing to the community through charity work. He is Trustee of Norwich Community Sports Foundation and Vice President of Clic Sargent. In 2020, Jake was approved by the Queen to be a Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk.