Head of Radio and Digital @ BBC Sport
Ben Gallop leads the radio and digital departments within BBC Sport. He has responsibility for bbc.co.uk/sport – which is the largest sports website in the UK, with an average weekly audience of around 20m unique browsers across mobile, desktop and connected TV.
He also leads BBC Radio Sport, overseeing the teams who deliver sports output for 5 Live, and is head of cricket for the BBC. As well as running the iconic Test Match Special programme on radio, he is leading on the return of cricket to BBC TV screens in 2020.
Ben was previously head of the BBC’s Formula 1 operation across all platforms and he led the BBC’s Digital Olympics project, which scoped the broadcaster’s editorial and technological strategy for London 2012 and resulted in record audiences for BBC Online and helped set a new benchmark for digital sports coverage.
Ben joined the BBC in 1998, first working for BBC News before being appointed sports editor on the launch team for the BBC Sport website. Before that Ben worked for a number of years as a journalist for BSkyB and the Press Association, having started his career in local newspapers.