Ian Darke Bio | Wiki
Ian Darke is an English association football and boxing commentator. Currently, he works for both ESPN and BT Sport. Previously, Ian was one of Sky’s “Big Four” football commentators where he worked alongside Alan Parry, Martin Tyler, and Rob Hawthorne. Also, he served as the main commentator for Sky’s big boxing fights. Ian and Jim Watt teamed up to cover some of the biggest fights involving British boxers.
Ian Darke Age
He was born in 1954, in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom. Ian is 68 years old.
Ian Darke Height
He is a man of average stature. Ian stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in ( Approx 1.7m).
Ian Darke Family
He was born and raised by his parents in 1954, in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom. However, the journalist has not shared any information regarding his parents or siblings.
Ian Darke Wife
He is a married man, Ian and his lovely wife dated for a while prior to exchanging their wedding vows in a ceremony attended by their friends and family members. The couple shares two lovely daughters called Erin and Kathy. The latter is involved in sports and she took part in the 2018 London Marathon. Erin is a professional actress currently a member of the theater community.
Ian Darke Espn | Commentator
Sky did not receive rights to the 2010 FIFA World Cup 2010 and Ian was employed to be an ESPN commentator to cover the World Cup for the American market. The journalist became known as the English-language commentator to the American public for Landon Donovan’s last-second goal for the United States against Algeria. The goal kept Team USA in the tournament. Apart from beginning the 2010–11 Premier League season with Sky in the UK, Ian was also given a three-year contract to work as part of the ESPN in the U.S. and serve as their voice of the Premier League.
Ian accepted the offer and later expanded his duties to commentate on MLS games, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup as well as the 2014 FIFA World Cup. There, he served as their lead commentator and also called the final. Ian then teamed up with Julie Foudy to lead ESPN’s coverage of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup The team also commentated another American tournament-saving goal i.e Abby Wambach’s last-second header against Brazil in the quarterfinals
From there, he teamed up with Taylor Twellman during the 2014 World Cup for Team USA’s games before teaming up with Steve McManaman for other games that featured England and the final between Germany and Argentina). After that, the journalist rejoined ESPN more permanently and became their lead La Liga commentator working alongside his long-time broadcast partner Steve McManaman.
The fact that Ian has enthusiastically commentated for MLS and also for both the US Men’s and Women’s National Teams has led The American Outlaws to create a chant named after him i.e “Ian Darke, you are a Yank”. Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, the Men in Blazers named him “Sir Ian Darke”.
Ian’s colleagues at Espn Include:
Michele Steele – Sportscaster
Ryan Smith – sports anchor.
Jeremy Schaap – sportscaster
Bill Wolff – Vice President of Studio Programming
Sarah Spain – Sports reporter
Dawn Davenport – reporter
Charly Arnolt – sportscaster
Kirk Herbstreit – analyst
Connor McKnight – host
Ian Darke Bt Sport
He became part of the BT Sport team at the start of the 2013–14 Premier League season serving as a commentator for English Premier League matches. Also, Ian can be heard on the Premier League world feed. He served as a commentator in 2014, 2016, 2017, as well as the 2019 FA Cup Final. On the Men in Blazers podcast on Grantland.com, Ian said that one of the worst places to serve as a commentator was Port Vale F.C.
The journalist vividly remembered calling a game at Vale Park during a rainstorm from the roof of the stand. Ian equated the experience to “being on the deck of a ship in the middle of the Atlantic.”The journalist was also part of a team of commentators who worked for Prime Video’s UK Premier League coverage. He was as well paired with his ESPN colleague Craig Burley.
Ian Darke Salary
Currently, he works for both ESPN and BT Sport. Ian earns an average salary of $2,386,019 per year from his job.
Ian Darke Net Worth
He has accumulated an estimated net worth of $2,597,275 from his journalism career
Where Was Ian Darke Born
He was born in 1954, in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom.
How Old Is Ian Darke
Ian is a 68-year-old sportscaster who was born in 1954, in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom.