Mark Pougatch is ITV’s lead football anchor.
He presents live England fixtures, the Champions League and headed ITV’s presenting team at the Euros in France in 2016.
Furthermore, Mark was the lead presenter for ITV’s 2018 World Cup coverage in Russia.
He combines this role with being BBC Radio 5 Live’s primary sports anchor, having presented their flagship Saturday afternoon show, 5 Live Sport and Sports Report, since 2000.
Mark also presents his own show ‘Football Today’ on PLTV (Premier League Television) and presents ‘The Score‘ every Saturday for BT Sport.
Away from football, Mark hosts ITV and Channel 5’s live boxing programmes and The Big Bash Cricket for Channel 5.
In 1991, Mark Pougatch began his career at GLR as a Sports and News presenter. Mark also worked at LBC as a Sports Reporter.
In 1992 Mark joined BBC Essex as their Sports Editor.
As a BBC Radio broadcaster, Mark has been the main presenter for the past four Football World Cups, three European Championships, three Ashes tours in Australia, Olympics Games, Commonwealth Games, World Athletics Championships as well as a host of FA Cup Finals, Grand Nationals, Wimbledon tennis and the Six Nations Rugby.
He’s also been privileged to commentate on Test Match Special.
Mark’s television work includes:
- Match of the Day
- Match of the Day Live
- Football Focus
- Final Score
- BT Sport The Score
- Sunday Grandstand
- World Darts Championship
- Open Golf Championship highlights
- Six Nations Rugby
In 2015, Mark presented The Rugby World Cup for BBC Radio 5 Live.
Mark has also been a columnist for The Times at the World Cup, The Ashes, and a regular contributor in The Game on a Monday.
In 2010, Pougatch published his first book ‘Three Lions vs The World: The Story of England at the World Cup’ about the history of England’s World Cup adventures.
Outside of broadcasting, Mark Pougatch is a very popular compere and award host.