Who is Jeff Stelling?
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Jeff Stelling is an English sports Journalist and a sports presenter. He is well known for his stint as TV presenter for numerous sports shows. Furthermore, he is the Football President of Hartlepool United.
Jeff Stelling Personal life
Jeff Stelling was born on 18 March 1955 as Robert Jeffrey Stelling in West Hartlepool in England, UK. His star sign is Pisces. He is 5ft. 7 inches tall (approx. 1.70 m). His wiki biography states that he was nicknamed Monkey Business. His fame rests on his work in the TV Series Mike Bassett: Manager (2005), IT Crowd (2006), The Time of Our Lives (2009) and more.
Jeff Stelling Married Career Path
He grew up in the council house in Hartlepool, a town in County Durham in England. He attained his education from Rift House primary school and West Hartlepool Grammar school. The minute details of his personal life are worth a read. Stelling shares a home with his wife Liz, whom he married in November 1998 in Richmond (upon the Thames), and their children-Robbie, Matthew and Olivia at Bishop’s Waltham in South Hampshire.
Jeff Stelling Marathon Career
Stelling has completed the London Marathon on eight different occasions, with his best time being 3 hours and 28 minutes. In 2013, Stelling climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for a children’s charity named The Finlay Cooper Fund and carried out fundraising for the amount of 100,000 pounds.
His efforts towards social causes continued with a 262-mile walk from Hartlepool United to Wembley Stadium within 10 days in the year 2016. An amount of 420,000 pounds was raised for Prostate cancer, UK. In 2017, Stelling scaled the length of 15 marathons from St. James’ Park in Exeter to St. James’ Park in Newcastle, for the same cause.
Jeff Stelling Perfossinoal Career Path
Stelling’s career as a journalist was initiated from the Hartlepool Mail, where he served a period of four years. Ever since he has taken up multiple jobs as a reporter for Middlesbrough F.C. on Radio tees in the late 70s to a sports presenter on London’s LBC Sportswatch programme in the early 80s. Also, he covered the Olympic Games in LA and Seoul for BBC. He turned newsreader at TV-am, Eurosport, British Satellite Broadcasting.
In 1992, he moved to Sky as a presenter. In 2003, he won an award as a sports presenter, special edition of The Weakest Link. In 2007, an honorary doctorate of Professional Studies was bestowed upon Stelling by the University of Teesside; a public university in Middlesbrough, England.
Jeff Stelling Facts and Career Achievement
He won the Sports Broadcaster of the Year, for four consecutive years, based on a poll of the members of the Sports Journalist’s Association. Also, he was the presenter for the Channel 4 quiz show Countdown.
Again, in the year 2010 Stelling was awarded the title of the honorary freemen of Hartlepool in England. In 2013, he started writing columns for the Dream Team of the Football magazine twenty four7.
12 Nov, 2018