Peter Newlinds (pictured) grew up in Sydney, listening to the great sporting commentators of the day. He studied Communications in Canberra before joining community sports radio station 2SSS, where filed reports for the BBC World Service, radio 2GB and SBS television. Peter then moved to the ABC for the next 18 years. Based originally in Sydney and later in Hobart, Peter covered everything from cricket and rugby league to the shooting at two Commonwealth Games and the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Peter has written for ABC Grandstand’s collection Unsung Sporting Heroes and Top 10s of Australian Cricket. He now works as a freelancer, continuing to write, work as an MC for sporting events, and do occasional radio spots and commentary duties.