Daniel Jonathon Lobb (“Dan Lobb”), born 7 January 1972, is a British television sports presenter and a former tennis player. He is a former presenter on Sky Sports, GMTV and Daybreak.
Lobb grew up just outside Winchester, Hampshire.
Lobb attended school and Peter Symonds College in Winchester, where he studied Biology, Chemistry and Economics, before accepting a tennis scholarship to the University of Tennessee in the USA. He was named as an All-American (for tennis) and graduated from the school of Business with high honours. After coaching at various tennis clubs in London, Lobb played professionally for three years reaching a British ranking of 18 in 1997. After retiring in 1998 he combined coaching and modelling for three years as well as getting involved in sports PR and marketing in London.
In 2001 Lobb started part-time work at a local cable station assisting the sports producer before being given the opportunity to present a live show. From there he moved on to Channel 5 News and was offered a contract by Sky Sports in January 2002, presenting mostly on Sky Sports News.
In October 2007, he began presenting The Club on Sky Poker, a humorous magazine show based around Poker. He presented with Matt Broughton.
On 30 December 2008 during a live Sky Sports News programme, Lobb was co-presenting with Simon Thomas when it was revealed that this would be Lobb’s final appearance on the channel. Thomas thanked Lobb for his 7 year service and joked that he was “still the only presenter to have beat Tim Henman – as he has liked to remind us over 400 times!” (This was in reference to Lobbs professional tennis career). Lobb was clearly emotional and was unable to verbally respond while the programme went to commercials and his Sky Sports News career ended.
In May 2009, Dan became a sports presenter on Sky News.
Lobb became GMTV’s sports correspondent in January 2010. He then became sports editor on the show’s replacement Daybreak from September 2010. Dan is also a relief presenter on Daybreak when Adrian Chiles is unable to present.
Dan Lobb will present his final Daybreak this morning as the ITV breakfast show comes to an end in its current form. On Monday, a new look Daybreak will launch with new presenters, format, studio, music, and graphics. Dan joined GMTV as a sports correspondent…
Daybreak presenter [[Dan Lobb]] is taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing on the BBC. Dan and his dancing partner Katya Virshilas are up against thirteen other dancing couples, they are: Lawyer, writer and entrepreneur, Nancy Dell’Olio and Anton du Beke Former…
Dan Lobb Joins GMTV
Sky News and Sky Sports News presenters are to take part in ‘Dancing With Sky’s Stars’.. The charity event, which takes place on Friday March 22nd and Saturday March 23rd 2013 at Silverstone Race Track, is to raise money for Cure For Dylan and Caring…
Dan Lobb is back on Sky News tonight doing the Sport bullys. I think this is the first time Dan has been on Sky News since the 2005 relaunch.