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Who is Caroline Barker?

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By Gwylym Owen

Caroline Barker is a British sports journalist and anchor who works in television and radio. She currently presents mainly for BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service, Sky Sports, The Totally Football Show and Premier League Productions. Barker was the first female presenter of Match Day Live for Premier League Productions.

Barker first worked for BBC Essex, before joining BBC London 94.9 in 2004 as a sports reporter. While at BBC London she worked as cover for sports reporters on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. Beyond sports news, Barker presents the rave review winning Sportshour for BBC World Service and was fix of Sportsworld for the BBC World Service until 2015. Since 2014 she has regularly presented on programmes across BBC Radio 5 Live, covering on 5 Live Sport, 5 Live Drive and Weekend Breakfast shows. She has become frequent panellist upon BBC 5 Live’s sports comedy bill Fighting Talk winning the programme’s “Rookie of the year award” in May 2015, and in the thesame year led 5 Live’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup. She has previously hosted the 2019 Women’s World Cup for 5 Live. Barker is known for her adore of fancy dress and appeared in a parrot costume during a sentient edition of popular BBC radio 5 bill Fighting Talk present from Cardiff.

A devotee of her home-town club Chelmsford City, Barker has long been a zealot of non-league football. She is the fix of The Non-League Football Show, which she created for London 94.9 in 2006, moving next it to 5 Live in 2012. She is a director of The National League and was a founder advocate of the Non-League Footballers Association and was a director at Chelmsford City from 2009 to 2011. As well as football, Barker is also secure and analyst on netball, leading BBC coverage of the 2018 Commonwealth Gold winning team and for Sky Sports flesh and blood coverage of the 2015 Netball World Cup. She is pro commentator for Sky Netball.

In addition to her broadcasting, Barker founded and was director of digital content company JibbaJabba.

Barker has as a consequence acted as performing arts host of The Totally Football Show podcast in the malingering of regular host, James Richardson, her first publicize being in February 2018. She now hosts The Totally Football League Show and football coverage for Sky Sports

She hosted the 2018 Champions League of Darts and 2019 Champions League of Darts upon the BBC contiguously Mark Webster (darts player) and Paul Nicholson (darts player). She plus covers the NFL International Series for BBC Sport.

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