Pete Andrews, a Royal Television Society Award winner, has been appointed Channel 4’s new head of sport.
As head of sport for the network, Andrews will lead on all of its sports coverage, including the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo as well as its 2019 Formula 1 coverage. He will report to Ed Havard, Channel 4’s head of entertainment, events and live.
Andrews will join Channel 4 in March 2019 from BBC Sport, where he was the lead producer of its FA Cup coverage from 2014 to 2018. He was also the lead director of its Winter Olympics broadcasts from Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018, and has directed broadcasts of four Wimbledon finals.
“Pete has an extraordinary track record of producing world-class coverage of some of the biggest global sporting events,” said Havard. “He is also one of the most popular and respected figures in sports broadcasting and we’re hugely looking forward to him joining Channel 4.”
Andrews added: “Channel 4 has had a huge impact on sports production in the U.K. and I’m thrilled to be joining a broadcaster that’s renowned for its innovation and ambition.”