David Livingstone

1 September, 2021

David Livingstone started working in Scottish newspapers in 1972, training on the Outram Group’s local papers and on their Glasgow Herald and Evening Times titles. Continued as a news and crime reporter at the Scottish Daily Express and, in the 1980’s, at the Scottish Daily Record.

In 1987, joined Scottish Television as a production journalist and during that time also wrote about sport in Scotland for The Independent. Moved to England to be part of BSkyB’s football coverage in 1990 and worked as a trackside reporter on the first season of the Premier League two years later.

Switched to golf in 1993 to front Sky’s coverage of the US Tour and stayed in that role for 25 years, hosting countless major championships and 12 Ryder Cups. Retired at the Ryder Cup in Paris in 2018 but continued occasional writing about Golf.

“I am honoured to be an ambassador for the Journalists Charity because I’ve seen first-hand during my own career how many colleagues can find themselves in need of help and support. In my early days in newspapers I attended many memorable Press Fund lunches in Glasgow, featuring renowned speakers from politics and beyond, but in the years that followed I saw how the funds raised at those great occasions were used to make a huge difference in the lives of journalists who’d found themselves in challenging situations. It is a privilege to play a small part in the continuing work of the Journalists Charity.”