Katie Hearn

Director of Programming / CEO of Matchroom Media

After graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Sports/Leisure Marketing, Katie started at Sky Sports in 1997, initially as a production junior before becoming an editorial assistant working on sports such as football, rugby, superbikes and tennis.

She then moved to Premiership Football as an Assistant Producer, becoming the first female to work on the Premiership and International production team, before she became an Associate Producer working on Premier League, FA Cup, England International Matches, Pay Per View Football and European Cup football.

In 2004, Katie moved to Matchroom Sport as Producer/Director of poker programming and new Matchroom ventures. In all she has produced over 50 poker series, and directed all Matchroom’s poker coverage on Channel 4, 5 and Sky Sports. She now oversees all aspects of Matchroom’s TV programming.

Katie heads up the recently launched Matchroom Media, a new independent media production arm under the Matchroom brand as CEO.

Utilising over 40 years of experience in producing and globally distributing live sporting events – this new division will be home to production of live events, original documentaries, and shoulder programming for all broadcast platforms.



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