Simon Evans

Reporting Sports.

Simon Evans

An introduction to Simon Evans, sports journalist

Working across all media, all sports

Simon Evans has been a sports writer for 21 years and has covered every World Cup since 1998 as well as a host of other major sporting events including three Olympics. He was born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1970 and raised in the nearby former cotton mill town of Nelson. At the age of seven he had his first season ticket for Burnley Football Club.

After graduating in Political Science from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, he moved to Eastern Europe where he was a freelance reporter based in Budapest from 1993 to 1999 writing for a wide-range of publications including Time magazine and the Christian Science Monitor as well as sports magazines in the UK and turning out in midfield in the Hungarian fourth division.

While living in Budapest, Simon also co-wrote the first travel guide for soccer fans in Europe — the Rough Guide to European Football, which received critical acclaim and reached the top of the sport books chart in the UK. Maxim magazine called it “one of the best things to have come out of the explosion in football literature”. The book introduced fans to the history of the sport in over 50 European cities as well as giving practical information on how to enjoy a football influenced visit.

After covering Iran and Croatia, amongst others, at the 1998 World Cup for Reuters, he moved to Milan, Italy where he became sports correspondent for the agency. For eight years he covered Serie A, Champions League, the Italian national team – and drug cheating and match-fixing scandals. He reported on the World Cup in 2002 in South Korea and Japan and then Italy’s triumph in Berlin four years later. He also wrote for the Observer, Britain’s oldest Sunday newspaper, and was a regular guest on BBC Radio.

In January 2007, Simon was appointed Reuters’ first sports correspondent in Miami and has covered a range of sports including the NFL, PGA golf, ATP and WTA Tennis and cricket in the Caribbean. He has also reported on Major League Soccer news and followed the fortunes of the U.S national soccer team. He was with the U.S team in South Africa in 2010 and will be reporting from Brazil this year.

After a lengthy career with Reuters, Simon joined CONCACAF as senior manager of public affairs before launching his freelance career. He now writes a weekly column for the new website Soccerly.com as well as reporting for CBC radio in Canada, Agence France Press, Fusion TV and of course Reuters.

Simon delivers:

Breaking News
Features
Analysis
Commentary
5
World Cups
6
Super Bowls
21
Years Reporting
“I have worked and lived in Eastern Europe, Italy, the United States the Caribbean throughout my career and so bring a unique international perspective to my work. As well as fast and accurate news agency reporting I have written long-form for magazines and books, produced lively and informal web content as well as appeared on numerous radio and television sports and news shows “.

 

 

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