Sports presenter and emcee
English-born Simon joined SBS Sport after more than a decade working in both radio and television in the United Kingdom.
After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 1990, Simon embarked upon a journalistic career, initially writing for newspapers as a freelancer while studying for the NCTJ Pre-Entry Course in Newspaper Journalism.
Landing his first job at a local radio station in south Wales, Simon’s career progressed to BBC local radio and eventually BBC World Service and BBC Radio Five Live – working as both a presenter and commentator on Premiership and European football.
It was at the BBC that Simon took his first steps in to TV presentation – working on the digital channel, BBC News 24, before he was approached to work as a presenter and reporter the new ITV Sport Channel.
Simon then moved in to freelancing roles for various TV and radio channels – as a presenter for British Eurosport and Capital Gold Radio, and as a reporter for ESPN Star Sports in Singapore and Sky Sports News.
Simon has worked on some of the world’s greatest sporting events including:- 1995 Toyota Cup in Japan; 1996 European Football Championship in England; 1998 African Cup of Nations in Burkina Faso; 1998 FIFA World Cup in France; as well as Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Test and County Cricket, World Championship Boxing and the Le Mans 24 hour race.
Since joining SBS Sport, Simon has commentated on the Socceroos, the UEFA Champions League and the NSL Grand Final; and has formed part of the presentation team for the 2004 Athens Olympics and the Golden League Athletics series.
Simon is one of the hosts on our dedicated football program The World Game and is a regular presenter of Toyota World Sport – the country’s only prime time sports program.
Away from the studio, Simon enjoys playing the drums, reading up on political history and following his beloved Manchester City.
Simon did a flawless job of introducing the players and conducting quality interviews which were picked up across all media outlets and entertained the crowd. We have used Simon numerous times and will continue to do so.