Keme Nzerem

Sports Correspondent
Keme Nzerem is Sports Correspondent for Channel 4 News
Keme Nzerem is Sports Correspondent for Channel 4 News

Sport is about so much more than winning and losing. It's a window onto the world, and a great vantage point to look at the social issues that affect the lives of millions of people - in Britain and across the globe.

Since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa I've led the sports coverage for Channel 4 News. I've reported extensively on the Paralympics and their legacy; racism in football - here in the UK and notably during the 2012 European Championship; the Tour de France and doping; and the rise of Russia as a global sporting power. And I've interviewed some of the biggest names in world sport: from global icons such as Usain Bolt, David Beckham and Mo Farah - to new stars such as the boxer Nicola Adams and sprinter Jonnie Peacock.

When not reporting sports stories, you may see me presenting Channel 4 News' noon bulletin.

While running Channel 4 News' Washington Buro (2005 - 2007) I covered Hurricane Katrina, and the politics behind the Iraq war - including an exclusive behind the scenes visit to Guantanamo Bay. I returned to the USA for Barak Obama's historic Presidential run in 2008.

A story I narrated about the Iraq war 'surge' won the RTS foreign news award in 2007. I covered the Soham trial as a producer on our Home Affairs unit in 2003.

And I joined the team as a sports producer in 2001.


post 21 May 2015
'This is anything but an election' - Figo slams Fifa as he withdraws candidacy

With two more candidates out of the race to replace him, the opposition camp may be less fragmented, but Sepp Blatter's reign as president of Fifa doesn't look like coming to an end any time soon.

post 14 May 2015
The Pietersen paradox: beggars can't be choosers, says Hussain

Can England's cricket team afford to leave out anyone with proven talent? One former England captain says the case for Pietersen is obvious.

post 30 April 2015
Gurkhas 'stand by people' after Nepal earthquake

Among those who've travelled out to help with the aid effort in Nepal is a group of Gurkha engineers from Britain.

article 21 March 2015 UK
Voting with learning disabilities - lifting the barriers

They are voters determined to hold their MPs to account - but too often they can't. Britons with learning disabilities rarely vote, and are sometimes even illegally barred from doing so. Why?

article 09 March 2015 UK
Doping in cycling: the key questions

The independent commission - set up by the International Cycling Union (UCI) to investigate doping - finds Lance Armstrong was given preferential treatment by the sport's governing body.

article 04 March 2015 UK
Debbie and Brian Dorling
The tragic consequences of one cyclist running a red light

"Do not take risks - think of your family". The widow of a cyclist killed by a truck after they had both jumped a red light, tells Channel 4 News about the tragic aftermath for all involved.

article 04 February 2015 UK
Botton village sign in a snowy landscape
Unique learning disabled community at war over modernisation

A community based on love, sharing and respect is rocked by a bitter dispute about how to modernise the care it offers the learning disabled residents who share lives with career volunteers.

video 06 January 2015 UK

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Ched Evans saga rumbles on - video

The on-off saga of whether the footballer and convicted rapist, Ched Evans, will join the League One side Oldham Athletic goes on.

article 29 November 2014 World
Meet the world's fastest mountain runner

Kilian Jornet was born to be in the mountains. Heralded as the world's best at his extreme calling, next week he flies to the Andes to try and set the speed record for scaling Aconcagua.

post 18 November 2014
Fifa targets 'low-hanging fruit' in World Cup bids row

Fifa has lodged a criminal complaint against unnamed individuals in connection with the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. But who does it want charged?

video 06 November 2014 UK

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Saido Berahino: England gave me a 'second life'

Once a 10-year-old fleeing war in Burundi, now a top-flight Premier League striker, Saido Berahino tells Keme Nzerem he cherishes the chances England has offered him, but remains Burundian at heart.

post 16 October 2014
Why does football have so few black managers?

Football has come a long way in integrating black players, but big challenges remain off the pitch.

post 01 October 2014
The harsh realities of a vicarious thrill

Two of the world's leading extreme skiers are killed by an avalanche while filming in Patagonia. Filming the kind of feature designed for the likes of me.

post 09 September 2014
Secretary to sue FA over 'offensive' Premier League emails

Rani Abraham, who says she was exposed to sexist and offensive emails while working at the Premier League, now plans to sue the Football Association.

video 31 July 2014 UK

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Beyond the Games: who wants the Commonwealth? - video

Is there a sense in Glasgow that - not just the Games - but the Commonwealth itself is a bit underwhelming? Sports Correspondent, Keme Nzerem, takes the political temperature there.

post 28 July 2014
What made Erraid a world-beater? Talent or dedication?

The joy of 13-year-old Erraid Davies as she collected her Commonwealth Games swimming bronze medal is the kind of thing that will send parents and children to their nearest pool.

post 24 July 2014
Why the 'friendly games' are special

The Commonwealth Games have long highlighted Paralympic sport. And everyone at the event shares not just a love of sport, but also a cultural heritage.

video 05 July 2014 UK

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Is Mark Cavendish out of the Tour de France? - video

Mark Cavendish, one of Britain's most famous cyclists, could be out of the Tour de France after crashing at the end of the first day in Harrogate, as more than a million people lined the race route.

post 28 June 2014
Rio's forgotten site where Brazil disposed of its enslaved Africans

20 years ago one Rio resident made a shocking discovery: skeleton after skeleton buried under her house. The house is now a shrine to those who died in Brazil's slave trade.