Host Profile: James Pearce
Published: 10 March, 2014
This year’s Conference host, James Pearce, is one of the UK’s most experienced sports news broadcasters, having been a familiar face on BBC television news bulletins for two decades.
An award-winning reporter, Mr Pearce was the BBC’s Olympics Correspondent and led much of the BBC’s coverage of London 2012 for 11 years – all the way from 2001 when a bid to host the Games was first seriously discussed. As Sports News Correspondent, Mr Pearce has covered many of the world’s biggest sports events since the mid 1990s. These include four World Cups, three European Football Championships, four Summer Olympics, three Winter Olympics and three Commonwealth Games events.
During his career, he has interviewed all the biggest names in the world of sport as well as many other leading figures, including all four of the UK’s most recent Prime Ministers.