Mark Pougatch

Mark Pougatch presents 5 Live Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live's flagship Saturday afternoon show. He also presents his own show ‘ Football Today ’ on Monday and Thursday on PLTV ( Premier League Television ) as well as Match Day Live. PLTV has a huge worldwide audience.

In 1991, Mark Pougatch began his career at GLR as a Sports and News presenter. In addition to this Mark also worked at LBC as a Sports Reporter. In 1992 Mark joined BBC Essex as their Sports Editor.

Mark has been the main presenter for Football World Cup 2002 & 2006, European Championship 2004 and 2012 for BBC 5 Live, The Ashes 2006-7, FA Cup Final, Six Nations Rugby, Aintree Grand National, Summer and Winter Olympic Games. In 2008 he was privileged to join the Test Match Special team on BBC Radio 4.

Mark's television work includes being a presenter for BBC Sport on Match of the Day and Match of the Day Live, Football Focus, Final Score, Sunday Grandstand, World Darts Championship and Open Golf Championship highlights. He is also a regular stand in presenter for 5 Live's Breakfast and Drivetime shows.

Mark has also been a columnist for The Times at the World Cup, The Ashes and a regular contributor in The Game on a Monday, has written articles for T2 and The Times on pig-keeping and for The Mail on Sunday on tracing his families Ukrainian ancestors. He has also done exclusive podcasts with Shane Warne for The Times and The Ashes and has been a panellist on The Wright Stuff.

In 2010 Mark published his first book 'Three Lions vs The World; The Story of England at the World Cup' about the history of England's World Cup adventures.

In 2011 and 2012 Mark Pougatch presented the IPL for ITV and this continued in 2013 as well as presenting the FA Cup and FA Cup Draw for ITV and World Athletics Championships in Moscow for the BBC. In addition, Mark Pougatch is now the face of Channel 5 Boxing.

Mark is a brilliant compere at corporate events. Some of Mark's past events include The Variety Club Sunshine Awards, The FA Club at Home Internationals, SportsAid, The Hollis Sponsorship Awards and other charity nights and quizzes.

Mark counts gardening, pig-keeping, history, politics and playing sport as just some of his interests.

In August 2013, Mark signed a new Agreement with PLTV ( Premier League Television ) to continue to present Football Today on Monday and Thursday between 1 and 3 pm and Matchday Live on Monday evenings.

In November 2013 until January 2014 Mark will be hosting ‘ the Ashes ‘ live from Australia for Radio 5 Live.