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About Peter Davies

Peter Davies

Peter Davies is one of South Africa’s best known and most versatile sports television anchors. He worked for Supersport, Africa’s premier multi-sport Pay-TV channel between 1996 and 2007, and during this time anchored three cricket World Cups, two soccer World Cups, fronted test cricket for the channel and hosted hundreds of English Premier League matches.

Peter joined ESPN International in November 2007, based in Bristol, Connecticut, to anchor the Atlantic edition of Sportscenter, which was tailored to the South African market. During his two years with the ‘worldwide leader in sports’ he covered the Olympic Games in Beijing where he was the first journalist to clinch a one-on-one interview with sprint sensation Usain Bolt. He also traveled extensively across the United States and the Caribbean to conduct numerous Sportscenter Conversations with the likes of Zola Budd, Danny Jordaan and Lucas Radebe. In Antigua, he sat down for in-depth chats with cricket legends Sir Viv Richards, Sir Garry Sobers, Michael Holding, Curtly Ambrose and Allen Stanford on the same day. His series for ESPN on the build-up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was a finalist at the New York TV awards.

Davies began his career as a news journalist in the early 1990s at The Star, South Africa’s biggest daily newspaper, where he covered the country’s volatile transition from apartheid to democracy. On leaving The Star, he moved to Cape Town to take up the editorship of SA Sports Illustrated magazine. During his editorship, the magazine enjoyed record circulation figures. He also did radio reporting during this time with Radio 702, South Africa’s premier news and talk station, before moving back to Johannesburg, and away from print, to Supersport.

Davies is also an accomplished travel writer, having journeyed to some 75 countries in the course of his career. He has written for a variety of travel magazines both in South Africa and abroad. He has penned two sports travel books “Chasing the Game” and “Planes, Trains and Stadium Meals” which were both big sellers in South Africa. The former was nominated for Publisher’s Choice in the year of its release. For the past 15 years, he has also written a monthly rugby column for Japan Rugby magazine.

He returned to South Africa in late 2009 and will be a pivotal part of Supersport's World Cup coverage.

He is married to Jayleen and has two daughters Jemma and Rachel. He enjoys travel, movies, music and reading.


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