Ivan Gaskell has been with the BBC since the 1980s and is a regular reporter on Football Focus.
Born and bred in Derby, Ivan began his journalistic career in local radio straight from school, before moving to television as presenter on the regional programme East Midlands Today.
Now part of the BBC Sport team, Ivan works chiefly as a reporter on Football Focus, Match of the Day and Final Score.
The highlight of Ivan's career so far was reporting on the Republic or Ireland's World Cup campaign in Korea and Japan.
A keen footballer and golfer, he's married to Debbie and his spare time is taken up coping with children Aimee, Imogen, Megan and Charlie.