My Sporting Life

Highlights of my career so far include: presenting and producing live radio for Sky Sports News; providing world-feed commentary of ATP and WTA tennis; commentating live on the final of the William Hill World Darts Championship 2020 for talkSPORT2; and being a part of the Times Radio newsroom team since the station’s launch in June 2020.

For Sky Sports News Radio (SSNR), I produced some response-provoking content; producing and co-presenting a debate discussing nationality and citizenship in sport; and a ‘feature’ interview with Team GB’s chef de mission Mike Hay, questioning the right of British athletes to protest about Russia’s stance on homophobia during the Winter Olympics in Sochi. SSNR reached a global audience of millions.

In early 2015 I agreed a deal to commentate on the Professional Darts Corporation’s European Tour, which is streamed exclusively online throughout the year via www.LIVEPDC.TV. I am now an established part of the PDC’s commentary team.

Subsequently, in December 2019 I made my debut for talkSPORT2’s coverage of the William Hill World Darts Championship, commentating live from Alexandra Palace, culminating in the final itself.

I am also a freelance producer and broadcaster of news and sport bulletins for Times Radio, talkSPORT, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio. I reported on the 2019 General Election, and from my home studio I produced bulletins for the network’s coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Biography


With broadcasting experience from Sky Sports News, the BBC and talkSPORT, I have reported and commentated on Premier League and European football, WTA and ATP tennis, and major PDC darts tournaments. I have also covered golf, horse-racing and winter sports.

A football reporter for BBC Radio Leeds and Radio York in my early years as a broadcast journalist, I was also a freelance news editor for several independent radio stations in the north of England.

Even when I am not working, I am heavily involved in sport. I am a qualified chair/line umpire for the LTA’s Association of British Tennis Officials and in April 2017 I completed the London Marathon, raising money for a breast cancer charity. I have also taken part in charity treks in Nepal and China raising funds for Sue Ryder Care.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0)7765 253707
Twitter: @mullarkeyrob
email: rob.mullarkey.RM@gmail.com