BBC Presenter Jake Humphrey Talking With BT About Hosting Premier League Coverage
BBC sports presenter Jake Humphrey "is in talks to become the host of BT Vision's live Premier League match coverage" when it starts next season, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. BT is looking for "a big-name anchor" to head up its football coverage. Humphrey is best known for his F1 work on the BBC and "has been negotiating with the corporation over his contract for exclusive work." His contract expires at the end of the year, and it is known "the 33-year-old, who changed his representative agents this year, wants to work on other sports and earn a lot more money." He earns £250,000 ($402,550), far less than BBC colleague Gary Lineker's £2M ($3.2M). Humphrey was also frustrated by his low profile at the Euro 2012, and being the lead presenter for the 38 games on BT Vision "would give Humphrey the football prominence he wants" (DAILY MAIL, 9/12).