Mark Webster

A man of many talents, Webbo waded in on the first two Soulstice events like a man possessed, helping to establish the event on the soul calendar, while the rest of us stood there like a rabbit caught in headlights…

Mark began his media career in the 1980s as assistant editor Blues & Soul magazine. TV soon followed with the hosting of Off the Wall on music channel Music Box before being given a job by ITV, co-hosting arts and entertainment guide 01 – For London in 1988, alongside Richard Jobson & the late Paula Yates. He’s gone on to feature on BBC News, The Little Picture Show & also host First Take, a series for first-time film makers on Anglia. He’s also popular as a pundit contributing to C4’s Top Ten… & British Soul series & ITV’s Tribes. He also gave the voice-over for the top 40 Only Fools & Horses moments & been a script writer for the likes of Never Mind the Buzzcocks & A League of Their Own.

Webbo’s sporting journalistic prowess will not have gone unnoticed, fronting live events & chat shows. In 1995 he began a 3 year run working in the USA for Channel 4 anchoring their live NBA matches, as well as presenting their basketball lifestyle magazine show 24/7. He also co-narrated the multi-sport programme Gillette World Sports Special.

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He has also worked on a variety of programmes for Channel 5 hosting all their main American sports shows, plus their multi-sport programme Live & Dangerous, usually alongside his old mate Kevin Day. In August 2010 he started presenting the popular football podcast The Whistleblowers.

On a DJ tip, Webbo once hosted Kiss FM’s breakfast show for 2 years & later on the Xfm breakfast show. He’s also worked for Jazz FM, TalkSPORTBBC Radio 5 Live. Oh yeah, theres all that freelance stuff for publications like The Face, Loaded & GQ, writing ‘style’ articles covering fashion, film, design & music.

You can see he’s a busy lad, let’s just hope one day Mark makes a return to our field of dreams!

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