Who Was Roger Pearce?
Roger Pearce was the the Technical Director for ITV. He began working for the national network in June 2001 as a sports technical producer before rising to the position of technical director in August 2007.
He has been with ITV for more than 43 years after joining the industry, contributing significantly to their productivity. He started his career in 1973 as a technical apprentice and support engineer, and joined ITV in 1979 where he began working as a broadcast engineer in Scotland.
The planning and production of major athletic events coverage, such as the World Cup, UEFA Europ Championships, and Rugby World Cup, fell under his supervision over the course of their career.
Roger Pearce Cause of Death
It has been confirmed that Pearce has died on the job while out in Qatar, just weeks before he was due to retire from his job. He was embarking on his eighth World Cup at the time of his death. Sharing the news, ITV Sports presenter Mark Pougatch said;
“We have some very sad news to bring you from here in Qatar. ITV’s Technical Director Roger Pearce, who was here embarking on his eighth World Cup. Roger and his team are the brilliant people who bring the pictures into your homes and make it all happen.”
“Roger was a hugely respected figure in the TV sports broadcasting industry. For ITV, he’s been instrumental in the logistical planning and delivery of Rugby World Cups as well as the football World Cups and the Euros.”
“He always had a smile on his face and left a smile on your face, he was utterly dedicated, professional, charming and hugely popular, he’ll be missed by so many people inside the industry and at home.”
Roger Pearce Wife
Pearce was quite private with his wife. As a result, his marital status is uncertain at the moment. However, we are keeping an eye and we shall give further details as we continue to gather more information.
Roger Pearce Net Worth
Roger’s wages are uncertain. All we know for sure is that his salary has been increasing significantly over the years. His net worth is estimated to be around $1.2 million.