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Joseph "Joe" Morrison is a TV anchor for TEN Sports TEN Action+ and SONY SIX which provides Live football coverage to the Persian Gulf region, Indian subcontinent and Asia.

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Former host C2K (Countdown 2 Kickoff), with resident pundits former English goalkeeper John Burridge and former England international Carlton Palmer. Guest appearances are made by former England international Trevor Sinclair and Indian captain and forward Sunil Chhetri. Together they covered the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, League Cup and I League on TEN Action+. He also hosted Cafe Rio for SONY SIX FIFA World Cup 2014 coverage to the Indian sub-continent and Asia.

Education

Joe Morrison was educated at Windsor Boys' School and Fettes College in Scotland who include in their past alumni Hollywood actress Tilda Swinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He studied at Aberdeen University gaining a degree in Agricultural Business Management.

BBC

Morrison joined BBC Newcastle in 1996 as a sports reporter and commentator. He famously took part in a charity stunt for BBC Children In Need which involved sitting on all 52,000 seats at St. James' Park stadium.

Senior producers quickly recognised Joe's relaxed on-air persona and fast tracked him into regional BBCTV, again in the sports field where his successes included football, rugby, European tour golf motor racing and horse racing.

Newcastle United

In 2001 Joe Morrison joined Newcastle United F.C. during one of the most successful periods in their recent history. Newcastle United were looking for a face to front up their newly launched club TV channel and New Media operation. Morrison was tasked with reporting on Newcastle's UEFA Champions League adventures as well as their domestic travails under manager Sir Bobby Robson.

He was invited to do documentaries involving individual players in their own homes and environments including other parts of the world such as South America. His contacts and relationship’s with everyone from Sir Bobby Robson to Alan Shearer, earned Joe the respect of his peers as well as an exclusive interview with Brazilian legend Pele.

ART Arab radio and television

In 2005 Morrison was selected to front ART's newly launched English language Premier League channel 'Prime Sport'. It was the first time the Premier League had been broadcast in English across the Middle East.

During this time he hosted the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Annual Awards held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi alongside FIFA President Sepp Blatter, which was broadcast across the Middle East and Asia.

Joe has worked with and been responsible for bringing to the Middle East, a long list of distinguished names from the world of football including Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Robson, Paul Gascoigne, Ian Rush, Sir Bobby Charlton and Teddy Sheringham.

The Football Channel - Singapore

After ART lost the Premier League rights, Morrison moved to anchor the Premier League coverage for the new 'Football Channel' launched by Telecoms giant Starhub in Singapore. The live weekend broadcasts of the Premier League included a one off live show from Clarke Quay with Nigel Spackman and Peter Reid in which thousands of fans of Manchester United and Liverpool descended on the city centre for the special live screening.

Ten Sports/Ten Action

In his tenure with Ten Network Joe anchored various football shows as well as hosting live football broadcasts from Delhi and Kolkata for the UEFA Champions League. It was following a UEFA broadcast in September 2007 that Joe Morrison discovered that his father had died whilst he was on air. As host of C2K branded shows Morrison and his two resident guests Palmer and Burridge gained a cult following for their brand of football programmes. In 2014 Joe Morrison resigned as host of TEN Sports and TEN Action+ live football coverage along with resident guests Trevor Sinclair and John Burridge.

Sony Six

Joe Morrison was drafted in to anchor the FIFA World Cup 2014 coverage of host broadcaster SONY SIX from Mumbai accompanied by former players Robbie Fowler Mikael Silvestre Peter Crouch and Peter Shilton It is the biggest football broadcast in Asia.He also hosted EURO 16 for SONY SIX.

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