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BBC Sport

Rob has covered a variety of major events on BBC 1 and BBC 2, including:

  • summer and winter Olympic Games
  • Football World Cup
  • World Snooker Championships
  • World Athletics Championships
  • BDO Darts World Championships, Lakeside
  • World Cross Country Championships
  • World Rowing Championships
  • Paralympics

Rob Walker reporting; © Laura Watts


For the 2010 Football World Cup, Rob travelled 4,000 miles around South Africa with Dan Walker on a double decker bus. The stories they brought to viewers on their journey covered apartheid, townships, tourism, diamond mining and the impact of the tournament on the country. At the climax of the tournament, their pieces were seen by audiences in excess of 11 million.

Rob was in Qingdao at the 2008 Olympic Games, working as the BBC's man on the water following the British sailors. His enthusiastic live interviews and reporting brought sailing to life for the audience watching at home, and captured the mood of the Games. He went on to work at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as one of the BBC's live network commentators.

Since 2009, Rob has been the post-match interviewer at the World Snooker Championships, as well as presenter of the daily show Snooker on the Red. This goes out on the red button every day during the championships.

He has presented Guinness Premiership Rugby highlights on BBC 2 and works as a live on-course reporter for both the London Marathon and the Great North Run.

Rob has presented BBC 1 and 2's live darts coverage at the 2009 Winmau World Masters. For the last two years at the BDO World Championship, he has been given role of live reporter and highlights presenter, working alongside Bobby George and Colin Murray.

Channel 4

As well as being the channel's triathlon presenter for five years, Rob has also fronted Destination 2012, presented coverage of the Ironman World Championships from Hawaii and worked on The McCain Track and Field Show. His involvement with Channel 4 now incorporates work on the paralympic athletics coverage.

ITV Sport

After seeing him working on the Olympics for the BBC, ITV Sport approached Rob, and he has now done both live and recorded reporting for ITV 4 and ITV 1. Live boxing shows involve Rob taking on a backstage roving reporter role. In March 2009, Rob was one of the Boat Race reporters

Setanta Sports

From 2007-2009, Rob worked as Setanta's live ringside boxing reporter. The role took him to world title fights across the UK and Germany, and included covering two of Joe Calzaghe's last world title fights at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and in Las Vegas.