Dan Walker

Journalist

Dan Walker was born in Crawley, England, United Kingdom on March 19th, 1977 and is the Journalist. At the age of 46, Dan Walker biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
March 19, 1977
Nationality
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Crawley, England, United Kingdom
Age
46 years old
Zodiac Sign
Pisces
Profession
Sports Journalist, Television Presenter
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University of Sheffield (BA, MA)
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Sarah Walker (2001–present)
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Dan Walker Life

Daniel Meirion Walker (born 19 March 1977) is an English journalist and television presenter.

Since 2009, he has been presenting Football Focus and BBC Breakfast since 2016.

He has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live and has hosted sport on the BBC News Channel, as well as regularly reporting for Final Score and Match of the Day.

Early life

Walker was born in Crawley, Sussex, on 19 March 1977 to a Welsh mother. He lived in Crawley until the age of 18, where he attended Ifield Primary School, Three Bridges Middle School, and Hazelwick Secondary School. In 1998, he earned a BA (Hons) degree in History and an MA degree in Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield.

Personal life

Since 2001, Walker has been married to Sarah. The couple met at Sheffield University and now have three children, two daughters, and a son. He lives in Sheffield. He has been a practicing Christian who has refused to work on Sunday throughout his life. Walker's spiritual upbringing came largely through the Evangelical Christian tradition, and his increased visibility in the BBC attracted media reports highlighting fringe Christian groups and inferring that Walker himself held "loopy" views, according to his reports. Walker later revealed that he was simply a Christian who believes that God is responsible for creation.

He supports Crawley Town Football Club, also known as The Reds and Red Devils.

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Dan Walker Career

Career

Walker's career in radio broadcasting began with work experience at Sheffield's Hallam FM. He gained his work experience after winning a competition for young sports commentators. Walker began working as a sports presenter and commentator for Manchester's Key 103 in 1999. He hosted the regular midweek sports show (often broadcasting from UEFA Champions League matches at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium) and also served as the resident sports reporter for Mike Toolan's breakfast show in his time at the station.

Walker went back to television for six months as a commentator on the Football League Review show before joining BBC regional news show North West Tonight. During this period, he was nominated for a number of honors and then received the Royal Television Society Sports Award in 2005 for Regional Sports Presenter of the Year. He was unable to attend the ceremony in Istanbul because he was covering the Champions League finals.

Walker began working in London in 2006 and began reporting and reporting at Wimbledon, The Open, Aintree, Ascot, and The Derby at Epsom, as well as the Six Nations.

Walker took over from Manish Bhasin as the host of Football Focus in August 2009. Walker also contributes to the web-based Friday Focus and writes a blog on the BBC website where he addresses the show and football in general.

Walker was a member of the BBC Sport team that was covering the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He spent the tournament from Cape Town to Johannesburg in a double-decker bus, filming packages to be shown both as part of the television coverage and online, as well as providing commentary and news via the BBC's online channels and Twitter.

Gary Speed appeared on Football Focus with Walker on Friday, November 26, 2011. On the day, the two men spent a total of about four hours with each other. "I always found him to be kind, funny, intelligent, and insightful," Walker said of Speed. I found him to be a natural bloke and loved his company. Speed had died by hanging at his house in Cheshire, the following morning. Walker said he was "stunned" by Speed's death and that he was "terribly sad." He had been playing football with Speed for a long time, and he had played football with him in a charity match two months before. Walker was "staggered by the depth of feeling and awe" on the Sunday when Speed's death was announced.

In addition to Walker's TV appearances, he hosted Afternoon Edition on BBC Radio 5 Live from Monday to Thursday, and has hosted shows on the station's evening sports program.

Walker took over as host of BBC Breakfast in 2016. Louise Minchin's first show aired on February 29th and he now co-presents the programme from Monday to Wednesday, as well as Sally Nugent from late 2021 to 2021. In the Sport Relief telethon's 'Clash of the Titans,' Walker led the 'Clash of the Titans' segment. Walker also covered the 2016 Olympics.

Walker had a chance meeting with Tony Foulds in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, where Foulds was knowingly maintaining the "Mi Amigo" monument. Foulds, then eight, was in Endcliffe Park when a USAAC Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber crashed in the park in February 1944; all ten men were killed on board. Foulds and his allies were apparently trying to prevent Foulds and his associates from attacking them. Walker started a campaign on social media to schedule a flypast at the park after the meeting. The campaign was fruitful, and the flypast took place on February 22, the 75th anniversary of the accident. Thousands of people, including the families of the airmen injured in the crash, attended the flypast nationally.

Following former host Mark Chapman's decision to step down in November 2020, Walker was named as the new host of The NFL Show in November 2020.

After 12 years on Football Focus, he remained as a host on BBC Breakfast and BBC Sport on May 20, 2021.

It was announced on August 10th, 2021, that he would be competing in the nineteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. He was paired with Ukrainian-Slovenian actress Nadiya Bychkova. In week 11, they were banned.

In September 2021, Walker paid tribute to Louise Minchin, his co-presenter who left BBC Breakfast to enjoy the freedom from 20 years of enduring early nights and 3:45 am wake-up alarms.

Walker revealed on Twitter on April 4th, 2022, that he would be moving to Channel 5 from the BBC.

Walker made his Channel 5 news debut on June 6, 2022, reporting live from 10 Downing Street. When prime minister Boris Johnson survived a no confidence vote, he reacted with a no confidence vote.

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When presenting BBC Breakfast, Dan Walker reveals that he used to cry in the toilets and be in 'full zombie mode.'

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 22, 2024
During his appearance on Wednesday's installment of This Morning, Dan Walker confessed that he used to cries in the toilets. The former BBC Breakfast presenter, Robert Johnson, moved from the early morning show in 2022 to host Channel 5's evening news and now also hosts Classic FM radio. Dan recalled that his early 3 a.m. was one of his work's challenges, and that he had trouble with inadequate sleep deprivation.

Dan Walker talks about his out-of-body experience after a near-fatal bike accident, admitting that part of him 'rightly believed' he was dead

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 22, 2024
Dan Walker (left), a writer for The Times, discussed how he was knocked off his bike by a car in Sheffield last year. He didn't know if it was a spiritual experience, but admitted that he expected to die. Right: Dan In the ambulance after the incident, which left him battered and bruised with a bloody face, Dan In the ambulance. Inset: Dan was seen riding his bike for the first time after the crash with a new helmet.

The reinvention of Sir Lenny Henry: How comedian went from 'political football' on Black And White Minstrel show to diversity champion after blasting his own early stereotype-laden sketches, racism at the BBC and lack of black faces at Glastonbury

www.dailymail.co.uk, January 31, 2024
The beloved British comedy has proclaimed that it's time for a 'new generation' to take over the annual bash, which has raised £1.5 billion since its inception in 1988. Sir Lenny was known for his edgy stand-up routines and witty characters that would ridicule his Jamaican roots before being named the face of Red Nose Day. But the Dudley-born funny man, 65, has shifted gear, vowing to move away from his old risqué gags and black rights to campaign for racial justice and human rights. Sir Lenny, who appeared in 'black face' on the Black And White Minstrels exhibition as a youth, claimed he was once used as a 'political football' when he appeared as a 'black face' on the Black And White Minstrels show as a youth in the 1975. He has even called out the BBC for allegations of bigotry at the university.
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