The presenter of BBC Radio Five Live's flagship Saturday programme Sport on Five, Mark Pougatch has a diverse sporting background.
He joined BBC Essex in 1992 after graduating from Durham and went on to work at Wimbledon, the Nagano Winter Olympics and the Sydney Games.
He was also a regular commentator at the major golf events and covered England's cricket tour of New Zealand.
Pougatch has worked on World Cup football for both television and radio and will bring his experience to bear during the 2002 tournament in Korea and Japan.
He lives in London with his wife and two children.