A little bit about me

In addition to co-hosting Speed City, Jonathan Green is one of the world’s leading motorsport broadcasters with more than 20 years at the sharp end of the sport as producer, presenter, reporter and commentator and is one of a handful in his field who covers both two and four wheel motor sport from Formula One to Moto GP and World Superbikes to IndyCar.While he is known for his motor sport endeavors, Jonathan has also presented and commentated on football, rugby, the Cricket World Cup, the Winter Olympics, as well as sports as diverse as snooker, nine-ball pool, surfing, darts and the America’s Cup sailing and Red Bull Air Racing.

After graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism, Jonathan went straight into the industry as a on-screen TV news reporter for ITV in the UK.

Working in the Channel Islands for Channel TV, Jonathan covered both news and sports for Channel TV in Jersey. After a year, he was selected to join the new satellite sports network BSB, soon to be BSkyB in London.Working for Champion TV in London, Jonathan was a reporter and presenter for a SportsCenter-style output with 5 1/2 hour long shows per day. This was the first ever dedicated live sports news show on UK TV.

He then moved on to Hong Kong in 1992 to join a similar startup “Star TV”, which was to become part of Rupert Merduloph’s news corp empire. While at Star TV, Jonathan become one of the faces of Asian sports and honed his presenter and producer skills and chased his passion for motorsport. He soon became responsible for all of Star TV’s motorsport output, which included live coverage of Formula 1, ImdyCar, MotoGP, World Superbikes, and the Asain Festival of Speed. He went on to produce and present Star TV’s flagship show GrandPrix Sunday, which covered all forms of motorsport in a 5 hour live studio show.

In 1996 he left Star TV to take a unique opportunity to become the live producer/reporter for ESPN USA’s Formula 1 coverage. As the official pit reporter for the USA Jonathan traveled to all 17 Grand Prix, bringing inside story for the 96 and 97 seasons from the pits.

Returning to the UK at the end of 1997, Jonathan began working immediately for Sky Sports as a reporter and presenter for World Superbikes during what was known as the sports biggest growth period “the Foggy era” when Britain’ Carl Fogarty won four world Titles.

Not wanting to loose ties with both Formula 1 and his Motorsport contacts in Asia, Jonathan then formed his own production company, “Green Inc.”, in early 1998 and began producing programs for Star TV on Formula 1 as well being the executive producer for the Asian Festival of Speed– a project he instigated in his days at Star TV. He also established himself as the voice of the Macau Grand Prix following in the footsteps of Murray Walker and James Allen and 2015 marks his 25th year of service for the prestigious Asian Motorsport event. The Green Inc. production arm grew from strength to strength and has become a leading producer of Motorsport programming and sports documentaries. Clients around the world have included Fox Australia, Channel 4 in the UK, MotorsTV, Channel 5 in the UK, IMG, Star TV ESPN Asia, Volt TV New Zealand, and Speed City in the USA.

In 2000 Jonathan became the anchor of Sky Sport’s latest Motorsport adventure, “Speedway.” For the next decade, Jonathan was the face and voice of Speedway with a weekly 2 1/2 hour live show hosted on Sky Sports 1 while traveling to all the Speedway Grand Prix’s worldwide as a reporter and commentator.

In 2004, Jonathan was invited to be the official voice of the World Superbike Championship, traveling around the world to each and every World Superbike venue and commentating live for all the English language rights holders along side World Endurance Champion and World Superbike star Steve Martin. They broadcasted worldwide to 170 countries live on Speed TV USA, Fox Sports Australia, SuperSport South Africa, Channel 4 in the UK, and most recently BEIN Sport USA.

In 2008, Jonathan returned to coverage of Formula 1 with “F1 in Cinema”; a dynamic coverage of the world’s top motorsport, made specifically for movie theaters.

Having graduated from SMU in Dallas in 1988, Jonathan returned to his Texas roots by moving to Austin in 2012– just in time for the emergence of the only state-of-the-art Formula 1 circuit in America, The Circuit of The Americas. Jonathan was instrumental in promoting and establishing the arrival of international motorsport to Central Texas, commentating and presenting for the circuit at all COTA events to date.

Austin in known as the live-music capital of the world, but the establishment of the Circuit of The Americas has also meant that the capital of Texas is the new “Speed City”. In light of that, Jonathan joined forces with Texas natives Jon Massengale and Les Kiser to form Speed City Broadcasting, which broadcasts weekly from Austin to a global audience and covers all aspects of motorsport including Formula 1, MotoGP, the World Superbike Championship, and the World Endurance Championship.

As well as hosting Speed City, Jonathan continues to freelance as an anchor, commentator and reporter for Fox Sports USA, CBS Sports Network, BEIN Sports USA, Sky Sports, and BT Sports in the UK.