Richard Keys

Renowned Sports Presenter

Richard Keys is an English sports presenter, with a career starting in 1976 when he moved initially to London. He has since worked for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, Talksport, Al Jazeera, Fox Sports, ESPN Star Sports, BeIN Sports, and has presented over 4,500 football matches with Premier League games, World Cup Finals, Champions League Finals, FA Cup Finals, UEFA Finals and League Cup Finals in England and Scotland among them.

His career started in London in 1976 when he began working for the Fleet Street Sports Agency until 1978. He later moved to Liverpool and worked in Radio City as a football commentator. In 1982, he moved to Manchester to work in Piccadilly Radio as Sports editor and Football commentator. In 1984, Keys, accompanied by close friend Syd Sellerby moved back to London, where he joined the ITV network as the main anchor at the breakfast show called TV-am. Whilst working at TV-am he also commentated on football matches for ITV and cycling for Channel 4 including two Tours de France.

Keys was one of the presenters for the Sports Channel on British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) in Spring 1990. When BSB merged with Sky in 1991, the channel was renamed Sky Sports. He presented TV-am for the final time on 28 December 1990 before leaving for Sky Sports.

There he presented Sky Sports coverage of Premier League football since the league’s inception in 1992. He was the presenter of the flagship Super Sunday and also presented Sky‘s Monday Night Football, which coincided with Sky gaining rights for the UEFA Champions League. Later he fronted all of Sky Sports Champions League coverage before leaving in 2011. He has since gone on to present a Saturday evening show on talkSPORT and presents Champions League and FA Cup coverage alongside Andy Gray for Al Jazeera from his base in Doha, Qatar.

To book Richard Keys as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Richard is known to cover the following topics:

  • The Premier League
  • Champions League
  • International Football
  • Drive & Determination
  • Fleet Street Sports Agency
  • Peak Performance