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Mark Chapman (broadcaster)
British broadcaster

Mark Chapman (broadcaster)

Mark Chapman (broadcaster)
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Intro British broadcaster
Is Broadcaster
From United Kingdom
Field Journalism
Gender male
Birth 11 October 1973
Age 48 years
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Andrew Mark "Chappers" Chapman (born 11 October 1973) is the presenter of Match of the Day 2 and also hosts 5 live Sport.

Early life

Chapman was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, but spent the majority of his youth in Sale on the other side of the city of Manchester. He attended Manchester Grammar School, and during his time there developed an interest in radio broadcasting, wanting to work for Radio 1 from the age of 13. He went on to achieve a degree in French and Business Studies from the University of Hull.

Broadcasting career

Chapman began his career in 1996 as a continuity announcer on BBC Television before becoming the cricket correspondent for BBC North East radio. Chapman then joined BBC Radio 1 as a sports reporter working on the Sara Cox show, where he was nicknamed Chappers, before joining Radio 5 Live to host 5 live Sport. Chapman also hosts Match of the Day 2 and the BBC's coverage of Rugby League.

Writing

Chapman wrote a monthly column for Shoot Monthly magazine. In 2010, he released his first book, entitled Heroes, Hairbands and Hissy Fits: Chappers' History of Modern Football, in which he gives a harsh critique of modern football and players both professional and part-time.

Personal life

For Sport Relief in 2008, Chapman and Comedy Dave ran 32 miles at 32 Premier League clubs in England and Scotland.

Chapman completed the 2008 and 2010 London Marathons for children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent. In 2012, he was part of a team that cycled from Land's End to John o' Groats in aid of the Donna Louise Children's Hospice Trust in Stoke-on-Trent.

Chapman is a Manchester United football fan. He is also a fan of Hull F.C. owing to his time at university in Hull. He lives in Hale, Greater Manchester with his wife Sara and their children Ben, Jessie and Milly.

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