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Jonathan Wall

Jonathan Wall

Controller of Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra

Graduated in 1993

Based in MediaCityUK, Jonathan has overall responsibility for the editorial and strategic direction of both Radio 5 live sports extra and 5 live, which was voted best news channel at the 2013 Freesat Awards for its 'unparalleled range of coverage' in a year which included the London Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Jonathan completed his Media and Communications degree at the University of Central England (now Birmingham City University) before undertaking a Postgraduate qualification in broadcast journalism at Falmouth College of Arts. He began his career at Radio Humberside before moving into BBC Sport.

He later became Editor, 5 live Sport where he was responsible for overseeing flagship output such as the Olympics, Wimbledon, and the football World Cup in Germany and Japan/S Korea, before being appointed Deputy Controller and Commissioning Editor, Radio 5 live, in July 2008. Reporting to the Director of BBC North, he sits on the BBC North Board as well as the BBC Radio Board.