Judges

Broadcast Sport Awards
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Rio Clarke

Rio Clarke

Buzz16

Senior Assistant Producer

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); and receiving the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards 2021 - One to Watch award. 

My journey started at MAMA Youth Project (MYP) 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, and we haven’t looked back since! 

Testamonials

  • "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 ability to network with the broadcast community."
    Nev Appleton
    Co-Founder, MOOV Ltd
  • “An incredible first ever Broadcast Sports Awards! The awards reunited the sports production and sports broadcast industries, to celebrate the fact that despite its many challenges, it had produced such outstanding broadcast sports moments. It was also an opportunity to bring together clients, colleagues, and talent to be a part of these celebrations.”
    Marie Ellis
    Head of Marketing, NEP UK
  • ‘’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 and look forward to year ahead with old faces and new friends was fantastic and we’re looking forward to going again in 2022’’
    Edward Fleet
    Sales Manager UK & Northern Europe, Stats Perform

 

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