Jason Mohammad

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Jason Mohammad
Jason Mohammad @ the Senedd.jpg
Mohammad presenting the Wales national rugby union team celebrations for the Grand Slam 2012
Born
Jason Mohammad

September 17, 1973 (aged 45)
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
StatusMarried
EducationGlyn Derw High School
Swansea University
University of Cardiff
OccupationNewsreader, Presenter
Notable credit(s)
Wales on Saturday
BBC Wales Today
Final Score

Jason Mohammad (born 17 September 1973)[1][2] is a Welsh radio and television presenter currently working for the BBC. He is the current host of Final Score on BBC One on Saturday afternoons.

Personal life[edit]

Mohammad was born and brought up in Cardiff to a Pakistani father and Welsh mother,[3][4] going to school at Glyn Derw High School,[5] he studied Welsh and Politics at Swansea University,[6] and then attended Cardiff University for a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism.[7] He is a practising Muslim.[4]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Mohammad joined BBC Cymru Wales in 1997 as a reporter for BBC Wales Today before becoming the anchor of Wales on Saturday.[8] In 2013, he replaced Gabby Logan as the host of Final Score on BBC One on Saturday afternoons, regularly hosting alongside pundits such as Garth Crooks and Danny Mills. Mohammad had previously been a reporter on the programme for many years, he was also the presenter of Scrum V specials on BBC Two Wales and was the secondary snooker presenter for BBC Sport. Mohammad was part of the BBC's broadcasting crew at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and is an occasional presenter of Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2, deputising for Gary Lineker and Mark Chapman respectively, he previously hosted some of the BBC's live coverage of the RBS Six Nations, however they now share the live rights with ITV, leaving John Inverdale and Gabby Logan to present the live action.

Radio[edit]

Before getting his break into the world of journalism, Jason was a member of Radio City 1386AM, The Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board radio service based in Singleton Hospital. Mohammad hosts a weekday morning show on BBC Radio Wales.[8] In October 2017 he sat in for Clare Balding on her Sunday morning BBC Radio 2 show Good Morning Sunday.[9] From the start of the 2016–17 football season, Mohammad has been the co-host of BBC Radio 5 Live's football phone in show 606, alongside regular co-host Robbie Savage, he is also an occasional presenter of 5 live Sport.
From 4 February 2018, he became the regular co-presenter of Good Morning Sunday, alongside Kate Bottley.[10]

Remuneration[edit]

On 3 July 2019, the BBC highest earners disclosure revealed that Jason Mohammad was paid £355,000 in the previous year, netting him a top 10 position in the BBC's top earners.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ @jasonmohammad (17 September 2015). "Thanks to my amazing @BBCRadioWales team for the birthday cake and card. 21 today" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ @jasonmohammad (29 November 2013). "Happy Birthday to Ryan Giggs. I am also still playing Welsh 5-a-side pitches at the age of 40. Must be a Cardiff thing" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Don't mind your P's and Q's: Broadcaster Jason Mohammad". Wales Online. 7 November 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Jason Mohammad finds peace on religious journey". Daily Post. 7 November 2009.
  5. ^ "News Academy for young reporters". BBC News.
  6. ^ Notable alumni Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "The TV Room +". thetvroomplus.com. Retrieved 28 March 2007.[dead link]
  8. ^ a b "Jason Mohammad – More about Jason". BBC Radio Wales. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Jason Mohammad sits in, Good Morning Sunday - BBC Radio 2". BBC.
  10. ^ "Good Morning Sunday". BBC Radio 2. BBC. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  11. ^ "BBC pay: Claudia Winkleman, Zoe Ball and Vanessa Feltz among top earners". BBC News.

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