John Hardy

Television and radio presenter, John Hardy, started his broadcasting career when he joined the BBC Sports Department as a researcher in 1979. He was soon offered a Sports Reporter position. John Hardy was offered the position of Chief Football Correspondent for BBC Wales sometime later. John stayed in that post until 2004 when he joined independent television company, Tinopolis as a TV presenter.

John's television career has seen him covering three Olympic Games; five Commonwealth Games; three Ryder Cups; Ten Open Championships and two European Football Championships. As a commentator on Olympics, International football, Test match cricket, Athletics, World Championship Snooker and Golf, he gained vast experience of dealing with all sorts of problems of live broadcasting and  knows how to get the job done in difficult and pressurised situations.

John's television experience ranges from sporting events to 'Children in Need' and he has spent the last seven years presenting six hours a week of live life-style television on a programme which also debates the issues of the day as well as current trends in politics, innovation and current affairs.

John's  radio experience is across all genres in both English and Welsh and  he is  a well-known face and voice in media circles as well as the public at large. His current radio programme attracts the highest number of weekend listeners and has done so for the last three RAJAR surveys

John's 'Team Leading' abilities are also highly tuned. He  produced the first ever football magazine programme for S4C and also a live results programme for BBC Wales. Both require an ability to lead a team with calm efficiency under intense pressure. The focus was always on the end result John feels that a motivated team provides a better outcome and working environment. Working within a team, he provides inspiration by example and his vast experience can add expertise.

John's first language is Welsh but he is from a completely bi-lingual family (Father non-Welsh speaking). He is comfortable in the company of paupers and Kings as he see them all as people with opinions and aims that should be respected – although sometimes challenged.


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