Channel 4 has announced that Pete Andrews will be its new Head of Sport.
Andrews is a Royal Television Society award winner and has more than 20 years’ experience of working in sports production covering top sporting events. He will lead on all of Channel 4’s sports coverage which includes the 2020 Summer Paralympics from Tokyo and its 2019 Formula 1 coverage.
Andrews has worked on six Olympic Games and nine international football tournaments. As well as having worked extensively for the BBC on its Olympics and football coverage, he has directed broadcasts of four Wimbledon finals. He was the BBC’s lead producer of its FA Cup coverage from 2014 to 2018 and he was the lead director of its Winter Olympics broadcast from Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang in 2018.
Andrews will report into Channel 4’s Head of Entertainment, Events and Live Ed Havard.
Havard said: “Pete has an extraordinary track record of producing world class coverage of some of the biggest global sporting events. He is also one of the most popular and respected figures in sports broadcasting and we’re hugely looking forward to him joining Channel 4”
Andrews, who also set up the BBC’s sports studio in Salford, commented: “Channel 4 has had a huge impact on sports production in the UK and I’m thrilled to be joining a broadcaster that’s renowned for its innovation and ambition.”
He will join Channel 4 from BBC Sport, where he currently works, in March 2019.