News | 18 July 2022
Cardiff Metropolitan University has awarded an Honorary Doctorate to popular broadcaster, Jason Mohammad.
Jason is a television and radio presenter best known for his work in sport. Born and raised in Ely, Cardiff, he studied Welsh and politics at Swansea University before returning to the capital to complete a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at Cardiff University.
He joined BBC Wales in 1997 and now hosts the morning show on BBC Radio Wales, having also presented on Wales Today, Wales on Saturday and Scrum V.
Speaking at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Class of 2022 graduations at the Wales Millennium Centre, Jason said: "It’s a real honour and privilege to be standing here in my home city of Cardiff to get this honorary doctorate from Cardiff Met. I have built up a relationship with the sports broadcast team who are doing magnificent things and to get the honorary doctorate on a beautiful day like today, amongst all the graduates who have got all their career ahead of them is a real, real joy. I’m really proud of the relationship I’ve built up with Cardiff Met, you’re doing amazing things and to be in that programme today is a real honour and privilege."
Besides covering the World Snooker Championship, the Six Nations and live darts, Jason is familiar to millions as the host of the BBC’s Final Score and presented Match of the Day 2 and FA Cup Final shows.
He has covered Ryder Cups, FIFA World Cup Finals, three Commonwealth Games and three summer Olympic Games in London, Rio and Tokyo. He’s also made cameo appearances in Doctor Who and presented Children In Need.
A fluent Welsh speaker, Jason’s voice has also been heard on BBC Radio Cymru.
Elsewhere within the BBC he’s currently presenting the Radio 2 show Good Morning Sunday and hosted 606, BBC Radio 5 Live’s football phone-in.
"I grew up watching the likes of Des Lynam and Steve Ryder and that’s all I ever wanted to do – present sport on TV and radio," says Jason, a practising Muslim. "But I was constantly told it wouldn’t happen for me, that a boy called Mohammad from one of the toughest areas in the United Kingdom, if not Europe, couldn’t make it at the BBC. But I kept believing, kept grafting, and eventually I made it."