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Sports Reporter

Nelson KumahNelson Kumah

Nelson was one of the winners of the 2003 Sports Reporter scheme, which gave him the chance to travel to Athens to report on the Paralympic Games in 2004.

Since his contract expired Nelson has remained working for the BBC and is now involved in production as well as being in front of the camera.


Q1. Tell us what you did during your time on the BBC Talent scheme?

It was an amazing time. I got to report on football matches, interview some great stars, and experience things I could only watch on TV or listen to on radio. It was a big learning curve...


Q2. Describe what it was like working on the Paralympics in Athens in 2004.

I went as a reporter for radio, TV, and the internet. It was fantastic. I worked with some really experienced guys who were positive and supportive.


Q3. The scheme gave you the chance to work with some boyhood heroes too, didn't it?

At the Paralympics I got to work with people I really admired. Colin Jackson was brilliant and gave me lots of tips. I was also pleased to work with Clare Balding, the ultimate professional. She was really helpful.


Q4. Can you still remember your first live broadcast?

I started in Manchester at GMR and the first time I read the bulletin was probably my biggest highlight. I was very nervous...


Q5. What are you currently up to?

Mainly I'm a 5 Live producer in sport. I work across Sport on 5, Sports Extra, the digital sports channel, and the regional desk which relays sports news to the BBC regions.

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