Working his way up through the media world has seen Will learn his trade from behind the scenes to in front of the camera.
Radio was first to air Will’s talents. Starting out with Today FM and East Coast FM in Ireland, he found his way to London to continue his career with ITN as a member of the Setanta Sports News team in 2008. Learning every aspect of TV production, Will progressed into a freelance career in 2010.
That has seen him quickly rise to prominence in front of an international audience for Premier League Productions, Chelsea TV and Reuters while also featuring on ITV News, along with various guest spots for Al-Kass in the Middle East and UTV Ireland.
His young career began with a week’s work experience in in Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE. This small glimpse of a daily routine filled with sport confirmed to him he was destined to work in this environment. Along with studying History and Classics in University, Will was an active member of the on campus radio station. That led to part-time work with local station East Coast FM and National broadcaster Today FM. During his time there he would gain valuable experience and even interview, possibly the greatest footballer of all time, Pele in 2006.
After completing his post-grad in Broadcast Journalism & Media Communications he spent 6 months travelling the world. After returning home an opportunity arose to move to London and start a new chapter of his life, accepting a role with ITN to work for Setanta Sports News. Overnight shifts were the latest obstacle but a great team spirit and encouragement by his peers to experience all the roles possible in television production saw him pick up invaluable skills and experience.
With the closure of the station in 2009, Will began his freelance career and took up an exciting role with Chelsea TV. Presenting on the channel since early 2010 has given Will an exclusive insight into how one of the world’s biggest and most successful clubs works. Presenting the popular News show, reporting on the senior team all the way down to the Academy, Will has interviewed some of the most talented players to have played the game.
Premier League Productions came calling later in 2010 and since then Will has reported live from almost every top flight club in England, even managing a trip to the Nou Camp for a Champions League tie. A key member for the News team and the Matchday Live programme, Will’s talents and contacts continue to grow.
But it’s not just football that is at the heart of his passion. Working for both ITV News and Reuters has allowed Will to engage in other sports from Motorsport, to Cricket, to Boxing to Gaelic Games, Tennis, Athletics, Mixed Martial Arts, Golf…….the list continues to grow.
Will has also experienced Olympic fever. Firstly at the youth Olympics in Nanjing, the summer games in Rio 2016 and in Pyeonchang for the winter games in 2018. Working for the Olympic Broadcasting Service he covered a variety of sports including sailing, cycling, hockey, beach volleyball and athletics.
He has also started to work for Virgin Media Sport in Ireland presenting their Champions League, Europa League and Nations League coverage.
Even at these early stages of his career Will has interviewed some of the most famous people in the sporting world from Pele, Andy Murray, Jose Mourinho, Mark Cavendish, Eden Hazard, Dimitri Payet, Steven Gerrard, John Terry and Jackie Stewart.