Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Chris McHardy



Chris has been a desert dweller for over six years and previously headed up the digital platforms of both Sport360 and Yahoo’s Middle East sports offering during that period.

He was also the first journalist in the region to secure an exclusive, one-on-one interview with Argentine legend Diego Maradona after his then appointment as Al Wasl boss. Chris has interviewed a host of other sporting icons throughout his career including Roger Federer, Rory McIlroy and Sonny Bill Williams.

Chris now holds the position as Head of Sport for the Arab Media Group’s Arabian Radio Network (ARN), which consists of nine stations across the network in six languages.

He leads ARN’s sporting coverage of key events in the region such as the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s, DP World Tour Golf and Dubai Duty Free Tennis to name but a few, while presenting the weekday show, Sports Tonight, between 7-9pm on Dubai Eye 103.8.

Away from the mic Chris is also a goalkeeper of some repute (or at least, that’s what he’d have us believe!). He also likes to remind people that not only has he lined up alongside Diego Maradona on the football field, he’s also beaten him at Fussball. Just don’t get him started!