Jonathan began his career at Radio Humberside before moving into BBC Sport.

He later became editor, 5 Live Sport where he was responsible for overseeing flagship output such as the Olympics, Wimbledon, and the football World Cup in Germany and Japan/S Korea, before being appointed deputy controller and commissioning editor, Radio 5 Live, in July 2008.

In February 2013 he became controller of Radio 5 live.

Born in 1972 in Manchester, Jonathan attended Altrincham Grammar School, before completing a media and communications degree at the University of Central England and a Postgraduate qualification in broadcast journalism at Falmouth College of Arts.