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Ben Gallop

Ben Gallop

Ben Gallop leads the radio and digital departments within BBC Sport.  He has responsibility for bbc.co.uk/sport - which is the largest sports website in the UK, with an average weekly audience of around 20m unique users across mobile, desktop and connected TV.    

He heads up radio sport, overseeing the teams who deliver sports output for 5 Live, which is the UK’s most popular sports radio station, reaching more than 3.5m listeners every week.    

Ben was previously head of the BBC’s Formula 1 operation across all platforms.  F1 returned to BBC screens in 2009 after an absence of 12 years and established itself as one of the most popular sports on TV and online, winning a BAFTA in 2011.    

He led the BBC's Digital Olympics project, which scoped the broadcaster's editorial and technological strategy for London 2012 and resulted in record audiences for BBC Online and helped set a new benchmark for digital sports coverage.    

Ben joined the BBC in 1998, first working for BBC News before being appointed sports editor on the launch team for the BBC Sport website.  Before that Ben worked for a number of years as a journalist for BSkyB and the Press Association, having started his career in local newspapers.    

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