Image of Ben Croucher presenting at BBC Radio 5 Live

Broadcast Journalist, Sports Journalist, Presenter, TV Host, Events Anchor

Ben is a sports journalist and broadcaster, working for BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5live.

Ben commentating for BBC Radio 5live Sports ExtraAs an assistant producer, Ben can be regularly found producing match highlights and fresh sports content for BBC News and reading and producing sports bulletins on BBC Radio 5live. He has covered some of the biggest national and international sporting events, producingreports on the Six Nations, Premier League, French Open tennis, FA Cup, Champions League, Cricket World Cup, and World Snooker Final.

With a passion for all sports since a child, Ben has developed into a confident and energetic sports commentator, and is part of BBC Radio 5live Sports Extra’s commentary team for the FA Women’s Super League. He has previously covered a range of different sports and events including Sochi 2014, county cricket, T20 Finals Day, Women’s Super League, Football League, FA Vase Final, international athletics and more.

Ben is an experienced cricket commentatorAt London 2012, Ben was selected from over 750 applicants to host some of the biggest competitions at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. With a warm, welcoming and playful tone, Ben hosted Diving, Water Polo, Goalball and Wheelchair Basketball, presenting daily to international crowds in excess of 15,000. From interviews with Louis from One Direction and Tom Daley to Mexican waves and the invention of ‘Boris Cam,’ Ben quickly became a trusted member of the 2012 team.

Ben cut his journalistic teeth at BBC Radio Kent, graduating from work experience kid to established broadcaster. He was a regular presenter on the station’s flagship sports programme, Saturday Sport, commentated on Kent Cricket, Gillingham FC and a range of non-league clubs. In addition to anchoring the county’s sports bulletins, he also spent 12 months as the station’s early reporter, traversing the county in the glamorous radiocar, interviewing David Cameron and Prince Charles and bringing a range of human interest stories to life.

Ben Croucher presenting at London 2012

Loughborough University was where Ben first discovered his passion for sports journalism, immersing himself in all aspects of LSU Media, under the guidance of Joe Tidy (Sky News) and Ore Oduba (BBC Sport). An awarding winning TV producer and presenter, Ben hosted radio shows, was the Master of Ceremonies for Loughborough Lightning netball team, edited two campus wide publications before being elected as Head of Loughborough Students’ Media in 2010.

Since then, Ben has dedicated himself to developing as a broadcaster and commentator and has ambitions to travel the world covering some of sport’s biggest events.

Ben remains active in his spare time outside of work. A keen triathlete, Ben also plays football and cricket. A qualified and active FA Level 6 referee too and a qualified cricket coach, he remains fully immersed in all aspects of sport.