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.