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Events: Authors @ East: Steve Dawson

A guide to writer and author events at UWCSEA East

Steve Dawson

Steve Dawson

ESPN Star Sports Writer and Presenter


About Steve

Steve Dawson is a reformed Chartered Tax Accountant, who after 10 years of battling the Inland Revenue, devoted his career to what he’d already been doing in his spare time – journalism.


He was born in 1966, in Lewisham, to parents who had grown up in the small north England village of Great Ayton. He attended school in East Anglia, Cheshire and Kent before graduating from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, where he studied Economics & Public Administration.


His first writing break came in London for the weekly paper Boxing News, where he introduced future world featherweight champion Colin McMillan to the mainstream.


After spending the second half of his taxing full-time career in Singapore, he banged his head on a glass ceiling and decided on a mid-career change. In 1999 he joined The Straits Times as a correspondent. Then, having straddled the print and television media for two years, he scuttled across to the short-lived but long-loved Channel i News bulletin on a permanent basis in 2003. After anchoring the Olympic Games and UEFA European Championships coverage the following year, Steve was poached by ESPN Star Sports as a writer and presenter for the world-renowned nightly news show Sportscenter on ESPN.


While still anchoring Sportscenter and commentating on mixed martial arts, boxing, football and tennis, Steve is now in his 7th year of presenting Formula 1 on Star Sports.


He is the author of “Alex Yoong: The Driver’s Line” and the soon-to-be-published “How To Be The Greatest Like Muhammad Ali.”

Steve is married to Diana. They have two daughters, Amelia and Haley and two rabbits Dakota and Leila.


People Dawson has interviewed for television and print:



- All drivers who have competed between 2007-2010; plus

- Narain Kartikayan

- Jackie Stewart

- Alex Wurz

- Alex Yoong



-Steve Jobs

-Sim Wong Hoo

-Jeff Bezos

- Steve Bullmer




-Britney Spears


-Brian May



- Sunil Gavaskar

- Wasim Akram

- Geoffrey Boycott

- S. Srisanthe

- Jeff Lawson



- Steve McMahon

- Viv Anderson

- John Beresford

- Gerry Armstrong

- Bruce Grobbelaar

- Lou Macari

- Ronnie Whelan



- Tony Sibson

- Chris John

- Manny Paquiao

- Jeff Fenech

- Vitale Klitchko

- Jose Sulaiman

- Alan Minter

- Colin McMillan



- Lee Hsien Loong



- Guillem Balague



- Henri Laconte

- Mats Wilander

- Mark Philipousis

- Marcelo Rios


Gulasahi - Steve Dawson's Blog

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