Whisper is excited to confirm that Pete Thomas is joining the company as Head of Sport on Monday 31 January, bolstering its sports production team, headed by Mark Cole and overseen by CEO Sunil Patel.
Pete brings with him more than 15 years of sports broadcast experience, including covering Premier League Football, Women’s Football, UEFA Champions League, NFL and Rugby and is perfectly positioned to lead and develop Whisper’s successful and growing sports portfolio.
Pete’s most recent position was at Noah Media Group, where he produced and directed a number of documentaries including Finding Jack Charlton. The programme was nominated for Best Sports Documentary at both the Grierson Awards and Broadcast Awards and won Editor’s Choice Award at the 2021 Broadcast Sport Awards.
He was also an intrinsic part of the team who devised The Last Leg and Senior Producer on C4’s Paralympic homecoming earlier this year, which is a great fit for Whisper, as producer of The Paralympics. Whisper's coverage of the 2020 games won Best Sports Production (Quadrennial), at the 2021 Sport Broadcast Awards.
In addition to producing high-profile live sports, including International Cricket, Women’s Super League and Formula One, Whisper has a growing unscripted sports arm, including three exciting projects in production with high-profile broadcasters and streamers. Pete’s talent and experience will be instrumental in managing the editorial and creative direction of Whisper’s sports output.
Mark Cole said: “Pete has an enviable list of production credits and a strong background in live sports, entertainment and documentary, so we’re really pleased he’s joined to lead our growing sports team. He knows how to create immersive films that audiences love and has produced stand-out content for ITV Sport, BBC, C4, FIFA and BT Sport. Pete has real experience of leading and developing teams, so will be a great addition and we look forward to welcoming him at the end of January."
Pete Thomas said: “I can’t wait to meet everyone and get stuck into the creative process with the team at Whisper. Sports events provide us with unbeatable drama and the most memorable moments of entertainment on TV. Whisper knows just how to capture that and bring out the stories that need telling. Their sensational coverage of The Paralympics, the audiences they are bringing to WSL and the ambition they bring to their F1 coverage is inspiring and I’m excited to be working with such a talented group of people.”