Peter Jackson is a veteran sports journalist who has been writing about sport in the United Kingdom for over 50 years.
The multi award-winning Jackson worked for 35 years primarily as a lead rugby reporter at the popular British newspaper, The Daily Mail.
He retired from that role in 2009, but continues to break news and offer views for The Rugby Paper and recently embraced TV fame as a straight-talking and crowd-pleasing guest on BBC Wales’ Scrum V magazine show.
“Sport is an integral part of the Welsh culture,” Jackson said. “It matters every day to some extent or another. When you look at what Welsh people have achieved, I can’t think of another country as small as Wales that produces more talent. For a little country, Wales punches so far above its weight.”
A noted author and respected member of British sports media, Jackson’s voice on sport in Wales provides valuable perspective and context throughout our Transatlantic Storytelling documentary.
In his 40-minute interview with Rachel Berry, Jackson provided insight to many of the great athletes in Welsh history including Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton and Geraint Thomas. That trio is now a Champions League four-times success story, a Lions series-winning captain and a Tour De France winner who adds to his double Olympic success.
“The art of a being an interviewer is a bit like being a good referee, you’re not seen, just ask the short, simple questions, ” Jackson said. “There is an art to that. If you are born with it then you are very lucky, most of us have to work at that and to know our subject.”
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