Who is Jonny Gould?

Jonny has 27 years experience in sponsorship and broadcast journalism. He's the CEO of Sportsmedia, set up in 1992, now the biggest independent provider of sports news bulletins to UK radio. In 2007, Businessmedia was launched to provide Finance News to the radio industry as well.

He's a Sky News Sunrise news reviewer and a sports pundit and commentator on Al Jazeera. This year, he was the breakfast show sports presenter on both Smooth Radio, then BBC Radio 2.

Jonny started his career at BBC Radio WM in 1986 before joining Beacon Radio as the UK's youngest sports editor in 1988. Two years later, Jonny embarked on a freelance career with BBC World Service, Independent Radio News, CNN, LBC and BSB Sports Channel (the forerunner to Sky Sports News).

In 1992, he set up and became Sports Editor of ITN's Independent Radio News before becoming the first ever sports voice of Talk Radio in 1995.

In 1997, Jonny co-hosted Channel Five News TV breakfast show, first with Becky Anderson and then Katie Ledger before joining ITV Sport in 2000 to host the Football First Saturday afternoon live scores show and EURO Fever, a live studio audience show with guests including Mark Wright, Justin Fashanu, Peter Taylor and Alan McInally.

The Soccermongery started in 2007, features Jonny's reports and opinions as he wanders the corridors of football and the business surrounding it.
He's an Aston Villa fan and England season ticket holder and his all time football heroes are Brian Clough and Zinedine Zidane. From the current crop of players and managers of today, he's an admirer of Gareth Bale and Villa heroes are Andy Gray, Peter Withe, Gary Shaw, Gordon Cowans and Ian Taylor.

Soccermongery's all about opinion and audio from one of the UK's best sports broadcasters.