CV and contact

MIKE WHALLEY is a reporter and writer who has worked in newspaper, web, radio and video journalism.

He has interviewed Sir Alex Ferguson, Ricky Hatton and every Manchester City manager from Joe Royle onwards.

During his time on the staff at the Manchester Evening News, Mike secured an exclusive one-to-one interview with Thaksin Shinawatra on his takeover at City.

Since going freelance in 2007, he has written for national and regional publications, including the Manchester Evening News, the Sunday Express and When Saturday Comes magazine.

He has also worked as a football commentator for radio stations in Manchester and Cheshire. (For a sample audio clip, click here.)

Away from journalism, Mike has contributed to the Radio 4 Extra topical comedy programme Newsjack, and was one of the writers on Jesting About 2, a one-off radio sketch show broadcast on BBC Newcastle and Tees in 2012.

A full CV is available on request.

If you would like to contact Mike directly, please click here to send him an e-mail.


7 Responses to CV and contact

  1. matt hayward says:

    Hi Mike,

    Your report on the game was etremely fun! You’re style is incredible and your points impecialbe. I am guesing you aren’t a wba fan as i would of come across them more ferquently but WHOEVER YOU SUPPORT – PLEASE CONTIUNE!

    BOiNg BoInG!

  2. Kevin says:

    Hey Mike –

    I’m over in the states and finally had a chance to watch this match. I did a rewind about a dozen times on Owen’s goal. I swear that looks like an own goal to me – that Owens puts his foot out but doesn’t get to the ball before the defender (just barely). Was there any debate over there about whether Owen’s goal was actually an own goal? Just curious.


  3. mikewhalley says:

    Hi Kevin,

    I’ll be honest, that’s the first I’ve heard of anyone suggesting that the winner in the Manchester derby was an own goal.

    I’ve just had another look at the goal. My view of it is that the defender (I think it’s Micah Richards) does slide his foot across and get very close, but doesn’t get a touch on the ball as Owen shoots.

    Kind regards,


  4. peter says:

    after a contact who might tell me where the BASIL might meet in London monday for the PNE clash.. cheers

  5. gavshak says:

    i just want to say that your football league show video on youtube is superb

  6. Eric says:

    Yeah i also find your football league show very funny and also your roy keane one too.

    Anyway seeing as your a manchester united fan i just wanted to let you know how ur boy tom cleverly is doing at watford (im a watford fan)… Yeah he is a very good player scored 7 goals so far and a few assist’s, he has alot of creativity, pace and good passing abbilities definally 1 for the future for man united.

  7. mikewhalley says:

    Thanks chaps.

    Eric, thanks for the info on Tom Cleverley – I’ve heard a lot of good things about him. In fact, every time I see Watford on TV, he seems to score!

    Not sure where you get the idea that I’m a Manchester United fan from, though!

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