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Broadcast Sport Awards
Rio Clarke

Rio Clarke

Senior Assistant Producer, Buzz16

After walking away from my dream of playing professional football in 2017 at 18, I came into the television industry the following year with no expectations - so I am incredibly proud to have achieved what I have thus far. My career highlights to date include: Producer for number one UK charted podcast ‘The Greatest Game with Jamie Carragher’; Assistant Producer for award winning ‘The Overlap’ (British Sports Journalism Award 2021 - YouTube Sports Show); the lead Assistant Producer for multi-award winning ‘Micah Richards: Tackling Racism’ (Broadcast Sport awards 2021 – Best Sport Documentary & Television Broadcast Innovative awards 2021 – Best representation on screen);  receiving the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards 2021 - One to Watch award and producing/directing branded content with clients such as Liverpool Football Club.

My journey started at MAMA Youth Project as a Trainee Sound Operator. MYP is a charity organisation founded by Bob Clarke (not my dad… I’ve been asked many times!) that aims to help people from diverse and under-privileged backgrounds find a route into the television industry. After MYP, I interviewed at Buzz 16 in October 2018 where CEO & Co Owner Scott Melvin offered me a 6-week internship.


  • The Broadcast Sport Awards celebrate our industry, which captures moments that are shared and enjoyed by millions of people globally.
    NEP UK
  • It was so wonderful to see so many faces I have worked with over the last 28 years and to be reminded what a fun and creative industry we work in. The power of sport was evident last night but also the growth of equality in our business and opportunity for all.
    Gabby Logan
  • Congratulations Jake, Rich and all the team at Broadcast Sport for putting on such a stellar event. If ever there was evidence of a thriving, creative industry, it was all on show last night. You have already created a must-be-at event.
    Lawrence Duffy
    Aurora Media Worldwide
  • An incredible night in London with the who's who from the Sports Broadcast world. So many incredible projects, big names and ambitious companies in one room.
    Stu Thomson
    Founder, Cut Media
  • What a night, in a room full of the very best in my wonderful industry. It was a genuine honour to be shortlisted as sports presenter of the year, especially amongst such company.
    Orla Chennaoui
  • The impact this event has had in such a short period of time is truly remarkable and it was great seeing so many familiar faces and plenty of new ones!
    Sid Kohli
    Chief Executive, Decyfr Sport
  • Last year was fantastic and had a really great atmosphere that I thought would be hard to replicate let alone top! But you managed it. Hands down the best awards nights I’ve been to.
    Duncan East
    MD, Buzz16
  • There was so much talent in the room last night, it was electric & fantastic to catch up with our wonderful clients as well as new industry friends.
    Josephine Clark
    Commercial Director, Maidstone Studios
  • Definitely the best awards event I've been to, and I've been to a few! Felt more like a celebration party than an industry event so credit to you all.
    Gary Double
    Double Comms
  • The awards were incredible. Such a buzz in the room and so much fun was had by all.
    Ellie Walter
    ITN Productions
  • It’s absolutely fantastic for us to be sponsoring the Broadcast Sport Awards. What we get back from this is great exposure for the brand and the ability to network with the community.
    Nev Appleton
    Co-Founder, MOOV Ltd
  • It is rare to get such a good mix of sport industry professionals in the room from all corners of the market. The opportunity to share in the successes of the year... was fantastic!
    Edward Fleet
    Sales Manager UK & Northern Europe, Stats Perform
  • The awards reunited the sports production and broadcast industries to celebrate, despite many challenges, producing such outstanding sports moments...
    Marie Ellis
    Head of Marketing, NEP UK