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Published 11th Jan 2012

Jeff Stelling

Millions are used to seeing him as the ice cool presenter of Sky Sport’s Gillette Soccer Saturday.

But for one night only Jeff Stelling will be at Teesside University to give a candid talk about his extensive career in broadcasting.

Jeff, who began his career as a reporter at the Hartlepool Mail and is also an honorary graduate of Teesside University, is the latest in a long line of big names to feature in the University’s ‘an audience with...’ series.

His talk will take place in the Centuria Building (H0.01), off Southfield Road, Middlesbrough, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on Tuesday 31 January. He will give a detailed account of his illustrious career, from his roots as a local sports reporter, to becoming one of the most recognisable faces in football.

There will also be an opportunity to ask Jeff questions.

Jeff’s media career began almost 40 years ago as a news reporter at his local newspaper, the Hartlepool Mail. A move to BBC Tees led to the role of reporter on Middlesbrough FC and the beginning of a radio career that took Jeff to two Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984 and Seoul in 1988.

After joining TV AM as a member of the sports team in 1988, Jeff moved to BSB in 1990 and after a brief period at Channel 4 he began a long association with Sky Sports that has included presenting live darts, snooker, greyhound and horse racing.

He is now best known as the anchor on Gillette Soccer Saturday, the landmark football institution that stretches across six hours of the game’s busiest day with a much celebrated mix of features, reports, informed studio opinion and lively banter.

Jeff has also presented a range of live events on Sky Sports and is the main presenter for Sky Sports UEFA Champions League coverage.

Jeff also recently stepped down as the host of Channel 4’s Countdown after a three year stint. In his limited leisure time he can be found following the fortunes of his beloved Hartlepool United.

Demand for places is high, so to book a place for an audience with...Jeff Stelling, contact Jane Hutchinson on 01642 738233 or email j.hutchinson@tees.ac.uk or see link below.

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