British broadcaster and TV presenter Steve Clamp harboured dreams of being a guitarist well into his teens, causing him to pursue a diploma in music. While on the course, Steve became involved with a number of local bands, including one whose tour of the Isle of Wight was being documented by a film crew. Upon completion of the documentary the director took Steve aside to tell him he was the most natural on screen talent he had ever seen. Taking the directors advice Steve made a career change, enrolled on a broadcast journalism course and began working as a television and radio presenter.
Steve Clamp landed his first job as a TV presenter working for Chelsea Football Club in 1995; working on the newly launched Chelsea TV channel Steve found himself acting as everything from reporter to cameraman and editor, however the tight budget forced Steve to hone his skills quickly and efficiently, whilst the pressure of the position and responsibilities proved the strength of his character and work ethic.
Three years after joining Chelsea Steve Clamp moved to Manchester United’s TV Channel MUTV where he was made senior reporter. Now firmly established as a sports TV presenter Steve made the move to Sky Sports News 2000 becoming the stations youngest male anchor; whilst there Steve continued to hold a role at MUTV, where he hosted a phone-in programme and occasionally made appearances on Sky News.
In 2002 Steve left London, moving to Birmingham to join the BBC Midlands Today team, once again working as a sports TV presenter Steve also acted as the show’s senior sports reporter. It was here that Steve worked first alongside renowned television and radio presenter Nick Owen from whom he learned a great deal about broadcasting and took great inspiration.
Steve’s greatest moment at Midlands Today came when he was asked to stand in for Nick as the programme’s co-anchor, once again breaking a record by becoming the youngest male anchor of a flagship BBC regional news programme.
In 2005 Steve Clamp made the move to ITV where he became the main anchor and TV presenter of Central Tonight for the East Midlands, making himself the youngest male anchor of an English ITV regional news programme. With ITV Steve found himself frequently fronting the show on location across the East Midlands and covering a wide variety of news stories. One of the first to break the news of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance Steve Clamp was fast becoming one of the most trusted news anchors in the UK, his natural, personable and professional style making Central Tonight one of the most watched evening news programmes in the region.
Racking up over 1000 hours of live presenting whilst at Sky Sports News Steve Clamp has made a name for himself as one of the most efficient and stimulating sports TV presenters in the business; his coverage of Britain’s biggest boxing match since the Second World War (Froch v Groves The Rematch at Wembley Stadium) garnering a nomination for a Royal Television Society award whilst his solo hosting of an on-location edition of ITV Central won a RST award for Best News Programme.
Known for his relaxed on screen persona and entertaining interviewing technique Steve Clamp has worked alongside some of the biggest names in show business and conducted interviews with some of the world’s most famous sports stars including David Beckham, Sir Alex Ferguson, Dame Kelly Holmes and Tim Henman. As well as working as a sports TV presenter Steve has worked with and interviewed celebrities and political leaders, including the likes of Tony Blair, John Major and even Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman.
In 2009, with the East Midlands edition of Central Tonight enjoying its highest viewing figures for many years and ITV restructuring its regional map, Steve left on a high. A return to freelance work followed, and viewers can still catch Steve Clamp as a sports and news TV presenter for ITN and Setanta Sports News.
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