Jim White

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Full name: Jim White

Area of interest: The Arts (esp. Cinema); Culture; Sport (esp. football and cricket)

Journals/Organisation: The Daily Telegraph

Email: jim.white@telegraph.co.uk

Personal website:

Website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/jimwhite | Sports Insight

Blog: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/sport/author/jimwhite100

Representation: David Welch, Sport & Media Management




Education: Manchester Grammar School; University of Bristol: English

Career: Began as freelance magazine writer, specialising in pop music; Original staff member of The Independent (1986), where he was deputy listings editor, covering a wide-range of arts and film; joined The Guardian (1996), writing features and sports comment; moved to the The Daily Telegraph (2003), covering major sporting events as well as having a weekly column; also presents STV’s Champions’ League coverage and is a film critic for Word magazine

Current position/role: Columnist

  • also writes/written for:

Other roles/Main role: Sports presenter, Author

Other activities:


Viewpoints/Insight: Jim White: Oh father, where art thou?, The Independent, October 2007

Broadcast media:

Video: Regular contributions to BBC Radio 4 and Five Live, including appearances as a guest pundit on Fighting Talk. Also worked extensively on BBC and Sky programmes, being a regular presenter of What the Papers Say, and writing and presenting documentaries on sporting issues, including programmes on Sven-Goran Eriksson and Jose Mourinho


Awards/Honours: Sports columnist of the year at The Guardian; Sony Gold award at Radion 5 for a documentary about the demise of the old Wembley Stadium, 2001




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  • Are You Watching, Liverpool? (William Heinemann Ltd; 1994) ISBN 0434001155
  • Always in the running: the Manchester United dream team (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1996) OCLC 36462668
  • The diary of Darren Tackle (London: Warner, 1998) OCLC 60219650
  • The Manchester United book of lists (London: Manchester United Books, 1999) OCLC 59395796
  • You'll Win Nothing with Kids: Fathers, Sons and Football (Little, Brown; Aug 2007) ISBN 0316029823 see meet the author (video)

Latest work: Manchester United: the biography OCLC230991146, 2008


The Daily Telegraph:

Column name:

Remit/Info: The Arts, Culture, Sport

Section: Features / Comment

Role: Columnist


Email: jim.white@telegraph.co.uk

Website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/jimwhite

Commissioning editor:

Day published: Monday

Regularity: Weekly

Column format:

Average length: 750 words



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