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Joe Towns

Joe Towns

Senior Lecturer in Sport Broadcasting, Cardiff Metropolitan University
After graduating from Loughbourough and working as a journalist with the South Wales Evening Post, I then spent 2001 to 2016 as a TV Sports producer in the broadcast industry. Primarily working at Sky Sports (2001-2007) and BBC Sport (2007-2016) but have also worked for Eurosport, IMG and BTSport. Highlights include producing live coverage of the Olympic Games 2012 & 2016 & 2024, Commonwealth Games 2010 & 2014, Wimbledon 2008-2016, Open Golf, Six Nations Rugby & FA Cup Football. I was series producer of ScrumV 2010-2016, responsible for ScrumVLive, ScrumV Sunday and Scrum V Six Nations Special. Also created, launched and produced the BBC Wales TV programmes Sports Wales and the annual Welsh Sports Review.​
Since moving into academia I have continued to work in broadcast, mostly as an Executive Producer on sports documentaries including Elis James: Football Nation, Together Stronger and the Being Louis Rees Zammit film. This summer I'll be working for the Olympic Broadcast Services at the Paris Olympics.
At Cardiff Metropolitan University I designed and delivered their Sport Broadcast MSc and the Sport Media BSc. I am a Programme Director and Inovation Lead for Media at the School of Sport and Health Sciences. I sit on the boards of the RTS Cymru Wales, the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame and the Media Cymru Skills Advisory Board.

How sport and poetry make the perfect match

Jul 04, 2024 06:27 am UTC| Insights & Views

Centre Court, Wimbledon, 2008. The mens final. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, two titans of tennis at their zenith, are locked in an enthralling battle. But rain disrupts play, forcing a pause that hangs heavy with...

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