David Jones became a presenter on Sky Sports News in February 2003 after spending two seasons as a pitch-side reporter on Premiership Plus. Having cut his journalistic teeth as a news reporter on the Derbyshire Times in Chesterfield, he joined Sky for the launch of Sky Sports News in 1998.
At Sky Sports, David worked as a sub editor on one of the Sports News production teams for six months before progressing to reporter and moving to Premiership Plus.
David was visiting Holland’s training camp when Ruud Van Nistelrooy finally signed for Man Utd and he managed to get an exclusive interview with the striker moments after the deal was announced.
During his career at Sky, he has also spent a week in Spain when Stan Collymore joined Real Oviedo, attended the final of Euro 2000 and worked at four FA Cup Finals.
David believes the best things about the job are meeting and interviewing top sports people – he has met too many to mention – breaking big stories and working alongside some gorgeous girls!
Once voted Company magazine’s Most Eligible Bachelor in the north east, David is also a regular in Sky One’s football drama Dream Team.
A passionate fan of both football and cricket, David will not give away his sporting allegiances for fear that he will be accused of bias! He also loves to watch rugby and is a follower of all sports.
David is a fitness fanatic. He plays football once a week, tennis and golf frequently and also trains in a gym.
A keen photographer with a penchant for travelling, David recently spent a month combining his two passions while backpacking in South East Asia.