About Roger Mosey
I'm director of BBC Sport, which means heading a department of around 500 people with an annual budget running into hundreds of millions of pounds. We produce sports programming for BBC network television, radio (mainly Five Live) and for our interactive and web-based services.
I was born in 1958 and brought up in Bradford. My first-ever football match when I was four years old was at Bradford Park Avenue, but after they went out of the League we started going to Bradford City and I've supported them ever since. The other big sports for me when I was growing up were rugby league - our family were Bradford Northern fans, and Yorkshire cricket. Nothing like watching Geoffrey Boycott carefully piece together a century on a sunny afternoon...
I've never been much good at playing sport, but I always combined enjoying watching sport with an interest in the media. When I was 10 I wanted to go to the Test Match at Headingley partly to watch the cricket, but also because I was interested in spotting cameras with the logo of the company taking over the ITV franchise in our region - Yorkshire Television. Sad, huh?
After university I started working in the media at Pennine Radio, the local commercial station in Bradford. I joined the BBC in 1980 at Radio Lincolnshire - vowing never to work in London and never to work in News. Four years later, I was on Radio 4 news programmes based in Broadcasting House. I went to the Today programme as editor in 1993, and then became controller of Five Live in the late 1990s before heading Television News from 2000 to 2005.
Since I became head of sport, the best experience was visiting the Winter Olympics in Turin and seeing the speed skating and then the giant slalom up in the mountains. I'd never been into winter sports, but those events converted me.