Vic Wakeling

Obituary: Vic Wakeling

Arriving at Sky Sport following the formation of the Premier League in 1992, he masterminded the satellite broadcaster’s revolutionary coverage of football.

Vic began his career in newspapers in the north east of England. The beginning of his working life is the stuff of Boy’s Own legend. Out doing his paper round he saw an advert in the Blaydon Courier for a junior reporter. After cycling the six miles to the paper’s office, he was given the job on the spot after waiting for the editor to open up the office.