Joe Towns

 

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Senior Lecturer Sport Broadcasting

Telephone number: 07813104065
Email address: jtowns@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Course Director on the new Sports Broadcast Msc.

After graduating from Loughbourough and working as a journalist with the South Wales Evening Post, I then spent 2001 to 2016 as a TV Sports producer in the broadcast industry. Primarily working at Sky Sports (2001-2007) and BBC Sport (2007-2016) but have also worked for Eurosport, IMG and BTSport.  Highlights include producing live coverage of the Olympic Games 2012 & 2016, Commonwealth Games 2010 & 2014, Wimbledon 2008-2016, Open Golf, Six Nations Rugby & FA Cup Football. Series producer of ScrumV 2010-2016, responsible for ScrumVLive, ScrumV Sunday and Scrum V Six Nations Special. Also created, launched and produced BBC Wales TV programmes Sports Wales and the annual Welsh Sports Review.​

Teaching and Supervision

Currently setting up the new Sports Broadcast Masters Degree.

Qualifications and Awards

BA Hons  2:1 English and Sport Science from Loughbourough University​.

Sporting / Coaching Profile

Played Welsh International Basketball – u16s, 18s & 21s.​

External Links​

Continue to work in broadcast as a media consultant and as a freelance producer for BBC Sport, BT Sport and Sky Sports.

Judging panel - Welsh Media Awards

Judging panel- Welsh Documentary Festival Judging panel- Bafta Cymru Awards

Produced the Champions League Final for UEFA