Lee Clayton is joining Wireless in the coming months as Head of talkSPORT.
The role will oversee all programming and drive integration of sports content with teams from across all of the News UK platforms. Lee joins from the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Mail Online where he is currently Head of Sport.
Wireless CEO Scott Taunton told RadioToday: “This is a great hire for us at a very exciting time for Wireless with our move to The News Building around the corner and a jam-packed sporting calendar kicking off alongside exclusive rights across a number of sports. I’ve no doubt Lee will complement the superb talent we already have working across talkSPORT and talkSPORT2.
“Lee brings with him a wealth of sporting knowledge and content and I was particularly struck by his passion for both radio and publishing – a key factor for us and our editorial colleagues at The Sun, The Times, and The Sunday Times. I am simply delighted to have someone of his calibre on board.”
Commenting on his arrival Lee said: “I am thrilled with my appointment and this opportunity to head-up the country’s leading sports radio station. talkSPORT is the home of sports radio and my new role is the radio equivalent of being given the chance to have a daily kick-around with Ronaldo and Messi. Having spent 30 years in national newspapers as well as a three-year stint presenting on talkSPORT this feels like the perfect storm of radio and publishing coming together. I can’t wait to get started with the talented team and big names – there is a very bright and exciting future ahead of us.”
Transfer news: After 14 years I will be departing my role as Head of Sport of the Daily Mail to take on an exciting new challenge as Head of talkSPORT. I leave a brilliant team but look forward to an exciting new adventure. Start/exit date tbc @talkSPORT @MailSport
— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) September 7, 2018