Des Lynam

Des Lynam | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Des Lynam | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Sports TV and Radio Presenter, Known for 'Grandstand' and 'Match of the Day'
Gain valuable insights into sports broadcasting and event hosting with Des Lynam, speaker, veteran television and radio presenter.
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Des Lynam | Speaker Biography

Des Lynam, a veteran television and radio presenter originally from Ireland, has had a successful career spanning over thirty years. He started as a freelance journalist for his local BBC radio station at the age of eighteen and quickly rose to become a co-presenter for the nationwide BBC Radio 4 morning show, the Today Programme. 

Lynam's passion for sports broadcasting became evident when he made his first appearance as a sports reporter on BBC Radio 2's Sport on Two and Sports Report. Over the next decade, he established himself as a versatile sports journalist, covering a wide range of sports from boxing to world cup football on both television and radio.

In 1977, Lynam made his debut as a TV presenter on Sportswide, the sports segment of the BBC's current affairs programme Nationwide. He also worked as a commentator and presenter for the BBC's horse racing coverage on Grandstand. Throughout his career, Lynam hosted various sports events including Match of the Day, Wimbledon, The Grand National, Sportsnight, and four Olympic Games.

In 1999, Lynam moved to ITV where he continued to work as a TV presenter for live football broadcasts. After five years at ITV, he retired as a sports speaker and broadcaster. However, in 2004, Lynam returned to the BBC as a television and radio presenter, hosting his own afternoon show on BBC Radio Five Live. He has since worked across the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, covering sporting events and hosting satirical panel shows. He is perhaps best known for replacing Richard Whiteley as the TV presenter for the popular Channel 4 show Countdown.

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