Ronald McIntosh is an experienced freelance sports broadcaster in live Network TV and Radio at the BBC, providing commentary, presentation and reporting on a range of sports and major events for a number of international broadcasters. A shortlist nominee for Broadcast Journalist of the Year in the 2014 Sports Journalists’ Association awards, his work was Highly Commended by the judges.
Ronald has broadcast on five Olympic Games, including Rio 2016 and London 2012 where his TV commentary for the BBC on the Boxing tournaments for both men and women was commended by former Olympic Boxing champions and sections of the national press.
He has broadcast on professional Boxing matches from London’s East End to World Championship bouts in Las Vegas, and commentated on British, European, Commonwealth and World Amateur Boxing Championships all around the world.
In addition to Boxing, Ronald has commentated at World and European Athletics Championships (indoors and out) for BBC TV and the IAAF, Wimbledon Tennis Championships for BBC TV (including the longest match in history between Isner and Mahut), plus many more major events such as the 2014 Asian Games, four Paralympic Games, two Olympic Winter Games and European, World and NBA Basketball competitions.
Ronald’s love of Radio and his passion for Boxing saw him author The Body Shot Boxing Podcast, which explored various aspects of “The Sweet Science” in audio documentary programmes. The Body Shot Boxing Podcast received a recommendation in The Guardian newspaper as one of their “Favourite Things” and won a Silver Medal in the 2015 Sport Media Pearl Awards, recognising excellence in sports journalism from around the world. Ronald’s radio documentary “Blackwash and me” received critical acclaim from both listeners and those in the sport of Cricket. It was short listed in the 2014 SJA awards as radio documentary of the year.
As well as broadcasting, Ronald is also an award-winning TV producer. He has made some impactful documentaries, including “Fighting for Fidel: the Cuban Boxing Miracle”, “The History of Jamaican Sprinting” and “Muhammad Ali: a tribute”. Ronald also wrote, produced and directed the opening feature on the programme for which BBC TV Sport won the BAFTA at the World Athletics Championships. He continues to make documentary films with his independent production company, Neutral Corner Films.
Ronald is a Trustee of the charity “Fight for Peace”, which uses Boxing and Martial Arts along with education and personal development to fulfill the potential of young people.