Dominic Cotton

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Dominic Cotton (born 1967 in Tarporley, Cheshire), is an English journalist, presently communications director for charity UK Youth.[1]

Born in Cheshire but moving to London when he was two,[2] Cotton trained and worked as an actor, gaining parts on The Bill and in London's West End theatre.

After two years he undertook a post-graduate diploma at the Centre for Journalism Studies at Cardiff University,[3] and started his broadcast career as a regional news reporter in Plymouth for the BBC in 1995.

Cotton then chose to become freelance to pursue a career in sports broadcast journalism, moving to London to specialise in sport including spells at digital TV network Channel 1, Sky Sports, Five and ITV[2]

Cotton rejoined the BBC in 1998 as a sports producer and presenter on overnight production shifts for BBC Breakfast, before joining BBC News 24 as a sports presenter. He also reported for Football Focus.

Personal life[edit]

Cotton's partner is BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid; the couple and their three boys live in South London.[1]

As well as supporting Crystal Palace FC, Cotton plays cricket, badminton, rounders, croquet and golf. He also enjoys running and has participated in the London Marathon.


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