Martin Samuel

Martin Samuel (born 25 July 1964) is an English sports columnist for the Daily Mail newspaper and a sports columnist for GQ Magazine since 2012. He has previously worked for The Times, News of the World, Jewish Chronicle, Daily Express, The Sun and Sunday People. Samuel is an occasional guest on the Sunday Supplement television show.

CareerEdit

Samuel began his career at Hayters news agency in London. He wrote for several national newspapers in the UK before he settled initially at The Times,[1] where he was named Sports Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2007, and Sports Journalist of the Year at the British Sports Journalism Awards in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He was also Sports Journalist of the Year at the 'What The Papers Say' awards in 2002, 2005 and 2006.[2] He moved to the Daily Mail in 2008,[3] replacing the paper's sports columnist, Paul Hayward, who was returning to The Guardian.

During his time at the Daily Mail, Samuel was again named Sports Journalist of the Year at the British Sports Journalism Awards in 2010 and 2013, Sports Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2013, and Sports Commentator of the Year at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards in 2014. In 2012, Samuel was named top in a UK Press Gazette poll of Britain's best sports journalists.[4] In January 2015, he was named in Debrett's List of the 500 Most Influential People in Britain.

Samuel ghostwrote Harry Redknapp's autobiography, Always Managing, published in 2013 [5] and its follow-up, 'A Man Walks On To A Pitch', published a year later. He also wrote a book with Malcolm Macdonald, "How To Score Goals", published in 1985.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Watson, Roland. "Martin Samuel's sport columns". The Times. London. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  2. ^ Sweney, Mark (18 March 2008). "Samuel makes it three in a row". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Award-winner Samuel to join Daily Mail – Sports Journalists' Association". Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  4. ^ In 2012 Samuel was named top in a UK Press Gazette poll of Britain's best sports journalists.
  5. ^ "Ebury Press signs Harry Redknapp". Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Award for Samuel". The Times. London. 21 December 2002. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  7. ^ "What the Papers Say Awards 2005". The Guardian. London. 16 December 2005. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  8. ^ "Mirror takes top What the Papers Say award". The Guardian. London. 15 December 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  9. ^ "Martin Samuel wins prestigious journalism honour". Times, The (London). 9 April 2008. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2008.

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