Looking for a certain someone to host your show? You’ve come to the right place! Very experienced in anchoring live sports broadcasts (particularly football) from the studio or the field - both improvised and scripted - but always prepared.
One of the best aspects of my vocation is really taking the time to get to know someone and to have their story told their way. It’s one of my greatest joys to have the privilege of regularly conducting in-depth interviews with some of the biggest sports names on the planet.
The reason why I got into the biz! I’ve extensive experience traveling across continents and reporting from the field. You can find me anywhere from a major sporting event to the red carpet, but most often pitch side at a football stadium.
On occasion, I step out of the studio to lend my hosting skills for another use. Be it inaugurating an International Football Business Institute as the MC or hosting a live efootball competition, I make sure to help the audience leave with an entertaining experience to remember.
Sports broadcast journalism is a dream job for people across the world. I’m fortunate to live out my dream on a day-to-day basis. Which is why I also love to give back when I can, to help inspire and teach aspiring sports journalists how to create their own path in the industry.
Hi there! I’m Semra. Welcome, and thank you for stopping by. Please allow me to tell you a little about myself. I’m a Los Angeles native where, aged three, I picked up a soccer ball for the first time…and never looked back. Sports - particularly European football - started off as a hobby, but quickly became the focus of my entire life. I very actively played a wide variety of sports throughout my life, and even became a Junior Olympic volleyball champion when I was 17. I have long been vested in the sports world, which made the shift from avid athlete to sports broadcast journalist the perfect fit.
I began my sports broadcasting career in 2013 as a multilingual sideline reporter when I started working for Al-Jazeera Sport / BeIN SPORTS in Madrid, Spain. Within several months, I was sought out to join Real Madrid’s Spanish and International club channels at RealMadrid TV.
During my time with the club, I hosted several studio shows in both English and Spanish - The Match, Extra Time, Real Madrid Life - while also covering games and conducting weekly interviews with Real Madrid players and coaches. In the summer of 2015, I traveled with the team to cover their pre-season tour in Australia and China, while also presenting several special programmes for Real Madrid Life.
After eight years of life in Spain, I traded Madrid for Turkey. Based in Istanbul, I took on a role as Sports Anchor and Correspondent for the then newly established international broadcast network, TRT World. Entering the channel during its formative stage, I had the opportunity to be part of a team which created a brand new 30-minute daily sports show, Beyond The Game.
For the show, as well as for news programmes, I covered some of the best sporting events on the planet - including the 2016 European Championship in France, the Champions League and finals, 2022 World Cup preparations in Qatar, Laureus World Sports Awards red carpet, Euroleague Final Four, and more. During which time I had the absolute honour of interviewing some of the sporting world’s greatest legends - Xavi Hernandez, Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Carles Puyol, Claude Makelele, Luis Figo, Fabio Capello, and more.
After two years in Istanbul, personal reasons saw me return to Spain where I continued my collaboration with TRT World as a pitch side reporter, providing live pre-match and post-match coverage of Champions League matches.
Now based in Barcelona, I also teamed up with eFootballPro / EMR as their host of Konami’s PES League World Tour 2018 for the European rounds in Barcelona, Milan and Berlin, as well as for the World Finals in Barcelona for both co-op and 1v1 modes of competition. Each individual event was made up of 11 hours of live streaming including presentation of the event, presentation of each round of competition, player presentations, player interviews pre- and post- matches, award ceremonies, and more.
In the early months of my return to Spain, I also joined LaLiga TV where I have been working as a lead presenter for all of LaLiga TV’s weekend coverage of every game on LaLiga Live - unscripted and live - from Friday evening through Saturday and Sunday. Each broadcast also includes expert analysis by top former footballers and leading Spanish football journalists as in-studio guest pundits.
In addition, I travel across the country on a weekly basis to conduct exclusive, in-depth interviews with some of the best football stars, as well as promising newcomers. These interviews are done with every club across the league, in both English and Spanish, with players such as Marc-André Ter Stegen, Ivan Rakitic, Toni Kroos, Martin Ødegaard and Marc Bartra.