Lee Clayton confirmed as new Head of talkSPORT after 14 years at the Mail

first_imgLee Clayton has been confirmed as the new Head of talkSPORT after joining from the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Mail Online where he is currently Head of Sport.Clayton spent 14 years at the newspaper, helping them to win several major awards during his tenure in charge. But he has agreed to make the switch to the key role within the Wireless organisation, overseeing all programming across talkSPORT and talkSPORT2.Clayton will sit across a major drive to integrate the sports content with teams across all the platforms with the News UK group – including The Times,  The Sun and the Sunday Times.Scott Taunton, CEO of the Wireless Group, said: “This is a great hire for us at a very exciting time for Wireless with our move to The News Building around the corner and a jam-packed sporting calendar kicking off alongside exclusive rights across a number of sports.“I’ve no doubt Lee will complement the superb talent we already have working across talkSPORT and talkSPORT2. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED possible standings Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more MONEY impact Clayton (R) helped the Mail win the Award for Newspaper of the Year in 2017 by Patrick Collins (L) during the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards highlights Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Transfer news: After 14 years I will be departing my role as Head of Sport of the Daily Mail to take on an exciting new challenge as Head of talkSPORT. I leave a brilliant team but look forward to an exciting new adventure. Start/exit date tbc @talkSPORT @MailSport— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) September 7, 2018“Lee brings with him a wealth of sporting knowledge and content and I was particularly struck by his passion for both radio and publishing – a key factor for us and our editorial colleagues at The Sun, The Times, and The Sunday Times.“I am simply delighted to have someone of his calibre on board.” silverware 1 smart causal Most read football stories RANKED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Clayton added: “I am thrilled with my appointment and this opportunity to head-up the country’s leading sports radio station.“talkSPORT is the home of sports radio and my new role is the radio equivalent of being given the chance to have a daily kick-around with Ronaldo and Messi.“Having spent 30 years in national newspapers as well as a three-year stint presenting on talkSPORT this feels like the perfect storm of radio and publishing coming together.”last_img

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