Lee Clayton

Lee Clayton left Brampton Manor Comprehensive with a hunger for newspapers, deadlines and breaking stories. His journey through print took him across the Wapping picket lines and coaches with shatter proof glass and metal grates boarded at secret locations, to covering an England riot in Dublin, and sitting in front of Gary Lineker on a coach without shatter proof glass, but one that was being rocked by an angry mob of England fans. He’s been in newspapers now for almost 30 years and is Group Head of Sport for the Mail titles. His first book, working alongside the brilliant Andy Hooper, is entitled Farewell to Upton Park (Hamlyn, August 2016). He is also a West Ham season ticket holder, which helps.