Joanna Gasiorowska has a wide range of sports reporting experience forged with the UK’s ITN and with Sky Sports.
In her most recent role with ITN, Joanna was a sports reporter on ITV’s Evening News and presented daily sports news bulletins on the ITV News Channel.
During this time she filed stories on all the big stories in world sport and became a well-known face to UK television viewers.
At Sky Sports Joanna covered a wide range of sports including American football, golf, Premiership football, speedway and darts.
She also reported on major events such as the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Joanna is a golf and Formula One specialist, and an avid golfer – a passion which led to her playing in the 2005 BMW Open Pro-Am at Wentworth. She has also held roles in motor sport publishing.
Al Jazeera English’s Wayne Hay has extensive experience of both radio and television broadcasting with New Zealand’s TVNZ, IRN News, Radio Otago and at Prospect’s Hamilton-based channels. Wayne’s role as sports reporter for TVNZ’s One News took him around the world.
He covered the Athens Olympics, the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the World Rowing Championships in Japan and the Indianapolis 500 in the US. Wayne has also covered countless All Black and football matches, cycling events, rowing regattas and tennis and golf tournaments.
Previously as a sports director with IRN news, Wayne led a team of journalists that covered national and international sports stories including the 1997 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens World Cup, the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, the 1999 Track Cycling World Champs in Berlin and the 2000 Olympics in Sydney for which he won a Qantas Media Award.
Even before she joined Al Jazeera English, Sana Hamouche was already a familiar figure to television viewers in the Middle East. She was senior presenter on Dubai Sports channel, producing and presenting her own Arab-language show, in which she covered the major sporting events in the Gulf and interviewed its leading personalities.
She then moved to CNBC Arabia, where she combined the roles of news presenter and business reporter. Sana joined Al Jazeera English's sports team in November 2006, just before launch day, and has since become an integral part of that team.
Although fluent in written and spoken English, it is actually her third language, as Sana is equally proficient in Arabic and French.