Harry Redknapp on supporting 'all home nations' at Euro 2020
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Mark Pougatch will be the main ITV commentator on tonight’s Euro 2020 final, alongside colleague Seema Jaswal. England and Italy will battle it out on the field in what is expected to be a nail-biting 90 minutes of superb football.
Mark has covered sports for ITV for more than five years, moving to the channel in 2015 after working for the BBC.
Thanks to his long media career, he has earned a huge fortune.
The broadcaster has an estimated net worth of £3.6million, according to celebrity sites such as Net Worth Post.
It is not clear how much Mark earns annually at ITV, but when he took over as chief sports presenter in 2015 from Adrian Chiles, it was reported that he would be on a salary worth half the sum of Adrian’s.
Before his deal with ITV ran out in 2014, Adrian was earning £4.6million at the channel, making him one of the highest-paid figures in British broadcasting.
But who is Mark and how did he get to where he is today?
Born in Paddington, west London, Mark attended Malvern College, a boarding school in Worcestershire.
Mark was a keen sportsman, becoming captain of the school’s cricket team.
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The pundit later graduated with a degree in politics from the University of Durham and went on to do a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism at the London College of Communication.
Mark’s media career began at the former BBC radio station for London, BBC GLR.
In 1992, he became a regular football reporter with BBC Essex, before joining BBC Radio Five Live two years later.
He continues to present some editions of Five Live Sport, most notably on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the football season.
In January 2015, Mark replaced Adrian Chiles as the main football presenter on ITV, fronting the channel’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League, England Internationals, and Euro 2016.
A year later in February and March, the broadcaster co-presented ITV’s coverage of the Six Nations Rugby Championship.
Mark is a talented journalist and won the Sports Journalists’ Association award for Sports Broadcaster of the Year in 2012.
He has also written a book, titled Three Lions Versus the World: England’s World Cup Stories from the Men Who Were There.
Mark is married to Lady Victoria Scott, the daughter of the fifth Earl of Eldon.
The pair wed in 2000 and have three children.
The family currently live in Oxfordshire.
Mark will present the Euro 2020 final for ITV tonight, with coverage starting at 6:30pm, an hour and a half before kick-off.
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