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Andy Ford

Senior Lecturer

Department of Film and Media

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Andy is a highly qualified journalist, with more than 30 years' industry experience working in national and regional newspapers, radio and television. After 11 years working for one of the south's leading news agencies, he joined ITV in 1999. In 2001, he turned freelance, working for Sky Sports, ITV and ITN.

Andy joined Solent in September 2009 as an associate lecturer. Now a senior lecturer, he is a key member of the team on BA (Hons) Sports Journalism. He specialises in teaching sports journalism for television, and professional practice. He is a qualified editor in Avid and Apple's Final Cut Pro. His industry links remain, and he is a regular reporter, field producer and occasional presenter on the Sky Sports angling programme Tight Lines.

Further information

Andy is a journalist, broadcaster, TV presenter and qualified video editor. He directs, produces, presents and edits his own TV show on BT Sport.

Business Partner, RHAP Media: 2014-present
Broadcast reportage provision for television. Presenting, reporting, production, video editor. (FCP7 and FCPX, Avid, Motion 5)

Senior Lecturer Solent University: 2007-present
Teach on BA (Hons) Sports Journalism degree and MA in Sports Broadcast.

Freelance contributor: 2007-2015
Tight Lines angling programme, Sky Sports. Presenter, reporter, field producer, video editor.

Freelance contributor: 2000-2007
Sky Sports News, Sky Sports, ITV Sport, ITV Meridian Television and ITN. Reporter, presenter, producer and news editor.

Sports Editor: 1999-2000
ITV Sport - United Television News agency.

Sports Editor: 1988-1999
M&Y News Agency, Portsmouth. Senior journalist and sports editor.

Junior Reporter: 1985-1988
Berks & Wilts News Agency. District reporter for Reading Evening Post.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

Turn your love of sports into a writing career. Join the longest running BJTC-accredited sports journalism degree in the UK, where graduates go into jobs with the biggest names in the industry.

MA Sports Broadcast Journalism

Want to bring your sports knowledge to radio, the internet or television screens? Solent’s Sports Broadcast Journalism master’s degree is an advanced course designed to help...