Image of Ben Croucher presenting at BBC Radio 5 Live

Television

With a relaxed and engaging on-screen persona, Ben is a talented, professional sports presenter who enjoys challenging himself at all levels of television, both in front of and behind the camera.

Ben can be found as a sports reporter for BBC News, producing, presenting and editing sports content across a range of different topics. As an assistant producer, he regularly updates content for the channel’s hourly sports bulletins, working with producers and presenters to produce material of the highest standard. He is an accomplished, fast and meticulous Final Cut Pro editor with the ability to self-shoot.

IMG_4597As well as providing reports for BBC News on some of the highest profile matches in the Six Nations and Premier League, Ben is a rapidly developing video journalist, producing his own original content for broadcast on network TV. He has produced features on domestic English hockey, professionalism in women’s cricket and an investigative feature on sackings in English football. An accomplished, fast and meticulous Final Cut Pro editor and with an ability to self shoot, Ben’s versatility is a real asset.

Adept behind the camera, Ben is also highly accomplished in front of it, revelling in the highest pressure.

At London 2012 saw Ben undertook his most high profile role to date,
Ben Croucherselected from a shortlist of over 700 to present to thousands at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

His ability to think on his feet and react calmly under intense pressure quickly endeared him to both crew and audiences alike, with his welcoming tone and quick, cheeky wit becoming a real crowd pleaser.

Ben entertained crowds at Diving and Water Polo at London 2012, conducting interviews with athletes such as Tom Daley and David Boudia, celebrities like Greg Louganis and Louis Tomlinson and using his multilingual skills to chat to spectators of all nationalities.

At the Paralympic Games, Ben presented Wheelchair Basketball and Goalball at the O2 Arena and Copperbox, where his creative freedom was released and his less scripted presentation was a hit.

549519_10151981954835416_913733733_nBen’s ability to adapt and react to developing live on air are his trademark, and has seen him branch away from sport and venture into politics, light entertainment and factual broadcasting.

Ben honed his skills at Loughborough University, where with no prior experience, he became a nationally acclaimed student sports producer.  A winner of 5 National Student Television Awards (NaSTAs), Ben presented and produced a range of sports shows, including the largest live student TV broadcast in 2009 for LSUTV.

He also has commercial experience, both presenting and editing projects on a freelance basis and for Aura Studios.