Gary Newbon

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Gary Newbon (born 1945 in Cambridge) is a television sports presenter and executive.

He attended Culford School near Bury St Edmunds (in the same year as John Motson) and upon leaving school he became a junior reporter in Cambridge and then a freelance Fleet Street journalist reporting on tennis and rugby. He began his television career at Westward TV in the 1960s,Power, Corruption and Pies Volume 2, WSC Books Limited, ISBN 978-0954013486, p. 141 and then as an ATV sports reporter for their ATV Today programme in the early 1970s. The continuing illness of his boss, Controller of Sports Billy Wright, the former England football captain meant that he and a small team - including Trevor East - had to carry out Wright's functions whilst covering up the extent of his ill-health. He himself later became Controller of Sports (West Midlands) for ATV and, later, Central Television, Newbon reported on football and hosted boxing and darts programmes for the ITV network, whilst hosting sports coverage on ATV and Central, while also presenting sports reports on the regional news programmes and performing his executive role.Boyle, Raymond & Haynes, Richard (2009) Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture, Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 978-0748635931, p. 140 Newbon conducted post-match interviews, including a memorable exchange with Brian Clough after......
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