Sports Tonight Bio
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!
Robbie is a Dubai veteran of 12 years, a former golf editor and now one half of the two bearded men who comprise the Sports Tonight team.
During a career in publishing and broadcasting that included an eight-year stint editing Golf Digest Middle East, Robbie’s more surreal sporting encounters include upsetting Martin Kaymer in a beat the pro event, bear-hugging FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo and booking an Uber for Chris Eubank.
As well as co-hosting Sports Tonight, Robbie is an integral member of the broadcast team for the wide range of sporting events that ARN partners with, including the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and the Dubai World Cup to name a few.
A seven-handicap golfer who talks a much better game than he plays, Robbie is a keen tennis player and will also tell anyone who cares to listen about the time he ran a marathon…