Jake Humphrey / Speaker Profile

Jake Humphrey

Jake Humphrey

At 30 years old, Jake Humphrey is the youngest ever presenter to host the hat-trick of BBC Sport programmes Football Focus, Match of the Day and Final Score. In 2008, he co-hosted the BBC 2008 Sports Personality of the Year with Sue Barker and Gary Lineker.

Recent presenting highlights for Jake include the 2008 Olympics from Beijing, Euro 2008, a trip to India for Sport Relief and the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Jake Humphrey began his broadcasting career as a runner for Norwich-based Rapture TV. He went on to become a researcher and ended up presenting by accident. He was advised to make a showreel and this eventually led to him hosting a live, daily, sports show for TWI. From here, he joined CBBC and enjoyed six extremely successful years, presenting live links and a number of popular shows.

Jake's interests include writing, reading autobiographies and travelling. He also loves cars and supports his much beloved Norwich City.

BBC SPORT CREDITS 2006 to present

Football Focus Final Score Match of the Day
Jake started out as a reporter for BBC Sport's weekend football coverage on BBC1 and BBCi. He presented Football Focus from November '06 to January '07 and went on to host Score, Final Score and Match of the Day.

2008 Beijing Olympics
Jake presented live afternoon coverage of the games on BBC1 & 2 and football coverage on BBC3. Jake also reported from the London leg of the Olympic Torch Relay in the lead up to the games and hosted the Olympics Heroes Parade with Sue Barker, live from Trafalgar Square after the tournament.

Euro 2008
Presented Football Focus, World Focus and live games on Match of the Day from Austria and Switzerland for BBC1, BBC3 and BBCi.

Fifa Women's World Cup Finals
Jake reported from and presented highlights programmes for BBC2 from Shanghai. Jake also presented live, studio-based coverage of semi-finals. September 2007.

Africa Cup of Nations
He Presented tournament coverage on BBC3, BBCi & BBC2, January-February 2008.

NFL Super Bowl XLII - NY Giants v New England Patriots
Jame presented BBCs first coverage of the Super Bowl, live from Arizona on BBC2. Jake also hosted the 2007 highlights of Miami Dolphins v New York Giants from Wembley Stadium and live action of New Orleans Saints Vs San Diego Chargers in 2008.

FA Cup Final
'Wembley Way' reporter, May 2007 & 2008.

FA Women's Cup Final
Presented live action of Arsenal Ladies v Leeds Ladies on BBC1, May 2008 and Arsenal v Charlton in 2007.

Womens Euro 2009 Qualifier England v Czech Republic
Presenter, BBC3, March 2008.

Flora London Marathon
Jake reported and interviewed spectators and runners including Haile Gebrselassie, shortly after he dropped out of the 2007 race.

The Sport Relief Mile Show
Presenter, BBC1, March 2008.

All Out For India
Jake visited India with a Celebrity Cricket XI, for a two part Sport Relief documentary in March 2006.

CBBC CREDITS 2001-2008

Jake was the presenter of Live, Saturday morning sports show with topical news stories and interviews. Jake reported from major sporting events, which included the Commonwealth Games 06 from Melbourne, Winter Olympics 06 in Turin, World Cup 06 from Germany and the 2007 Cricket World Cup from Antigua. 2005-2008.

Joined CBBC 'on-air' team for terrestrial and new digital channel launch. Jan 2002-2008.

Presenter of prestigious news programme for children. 2008.

Gimme A Break
Presenter of new series with children organising the family holiday. 2008.

Wonderful World of Weird
Jake and his team investigated & discovered weird places in the UK. 2007.

The Saturday Show (BBC Scotland)
Co-presenter of new-look, live, Saturday morning show with interviews, competitions and games. April 04-September 05.

(3 series) presenter of major new entertainment show, with teams of kids designing virtual creatures to compete in computer tasks. Nominated for Childrens BAFTA 2005. Dec 03 2006.

Fame Academy (Endemol UK)
Presenter of daily live show covering up to date events from the academy. Oct-Dec 2002 and Aug-Oct 2003. Jake also presented the CBBC coverage of Comic Relief does Fame Academy during Red Nose week in March 2003, 2005 and 2007

Rule the School (BBC Scotland)
Presenter of first reality programme for children, where pupils swapped roles with their teachers. Nominated for childrens entertainment BAFTA 2003. March 02- 05 (four series).

Against All Odds (BBC Scotland)
Presenter of energetic 'behind the scenes' series, with dangerous stunts and reconstructions. Jake's role involved intensive training with the Police, Paramedics, Red Cross & Life boat rescue team among others. The third series was filmed in various states across the USA.
March 20012003 (x three series)


Celebrity Dog School (BBCPett Productions).
Jake took part in this special one-off series, which involved a group of celebrities training their dogs in aid of Children in Need. Oct - Nov 2003.

Extreme Sports (TransWorldInternationalNow Tv).
First presenter on new sport channel, broadcasting live, daily on-line show (www.now.com) and to over 200 million homes worldwide. June 2000Jan 2002.

The Phone ZoneTOTPPlay (Play UKBBC TV).
Co-presenter on daily three hour live show with celebrity guests, competitions, viewer requests and general in-studio banter. Nov 1999June 2001.

Work Essentials (BBC2Learning Zone).
7x60mins education series for BBC's Essentials options campaign, targeted at 16-21 year olds. April - May 2000.

Gamers exposure 1999 Board-X Snowboarding Skating Event Dope on a Slope (Rapture TVITVCable).
Presenter & researcher on Norwich based, teenage lifestyle channel. Nov 97-July 2000.


BBC Radio 5 Live
Reporter for Saturday afternoon & midweek, football results round-ups. From Jan 2006

BBC Norfolk
Guest presenter on two hour show with phone-ins, interviews and competitions.


Jake hosts a regular blog for the BBC F1 site. He also has his own weekly page in Match of the Day magazine and before this, wrote a monthly football column for Kick!. He also wrote a daily column on his experiences of the Beijing games for the London Metro Newspaper.


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