​​​My working life got underway when I followed my family to Hong Kong after finishing my education in England. I began as a junior sports reporter on the South China Morning Post newspaper, covering the famous Hong Kong Rugby Sevens and other major sporing events. I then became a Feature Writer, Diary Columnist, Film Critic and Entertainment Writer. I also fronted a weekly entertainment show on English-language channel TVB for whom I hosted live coverage of the Oscars. From a working life involving movie junkets in Los Angeles and Tokyo as well as interviews with​ the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, I then returned to sport. I learned the ropes as an assistant producer with the World Sport Group and also began to present and commentate on sport on TV.

​​​​​I am in my seventh season with the Premier League's

24/7 HD Content Service available to licensees worldwide.

My Matchday Live and Football Today shows are seen in some

100 countries globally. Since 2010 I have worked with 

Premier League Productions, hosting Premier

League matches from our state-of-the-art studios in

London, commentating on the "Goal Rush" multi-game

format and interviewing players and managers. I have 

worked alongside guests such as Rio Ferdinand,

Peter Schmeichel, Andy Townsend, Michael

Owen, Roy Keane, Roberto Martinez,

Phil Neville and many more. I also

specialise in long-form interviews

with players and managers, having

interviewed Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand,

Harry Redknapp, Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini in

recent seasons. I also hosted the World Feed coverage of

the 2011, 2013 and 2015 editions of the Barclays Asia

Trophy, handling both TV coverage and promotional

event hosting.

BIOGRAPHY

1997-2010

1987-1997

JOHN DYKES

Having freelanced as a presenter and football commentator for STAR Sports in Hong Kong commentating on Chinese and Asian soccer, hosting rugby, cricket and F1, I moved to Singapore with the joint venture ESPN STAR Sports. As the broadcaster's lead presenter I worked on cricket and rugby World Cups, ​Six Nations Rugby, Wimbledon and the US Open tennis championships, The Masters golf tournament at Augusta, football's Champions League Finals in Paris and Milan, two World Cups and two European Championships. I also commentated on Asian Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup football as well as becoming the face of ESPN STAR's vast, Asia-wide coverage of the English Premier League -- anchoring match coverage, in the studio and on-site in the UK, as well as hosting popular shows Football Focus, First Edition and Up Close.

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