The Team

Senior Leadership

Danny Wright – Head of editorial

Danny has worked for Breaking Media for over six years, managing a team of writers across numerous sites and playing a key role in the development of West Ham Zone.

Mark Smith – Assistant Editor

Mark has worked for Breaking Media for four years after graduating from Leeds Trinity University.

Pete Hanson – Assistant Editor

Pete joined the team in 2023 and has 13 years of experience in sports journalism after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University.

West Ham Zone Experts

Frank McAvennie

Two stints with the club and still a firm favourite with the fans all this time later, thanks to lines like these from his autobiography: “It was the tops. The place to be. I wouldn’t give a monkey’s what the pay was. I’d play for West Ham for free.” McAvennie will bring you all his latest opinions about the big news stories from West Ham.

Dr Rajpal Brar – Injury Expert

Rajpal Brar is a doctor of Physical Therapy. He is a Strength and Conditioning specialist along with being a Movement and Mechanics coach. The Los Angeles native is a Sports Scientist and Mindfulness coach who has experience in playing and coaching multiple sports including football, basketball and running.

Dr Daniel Plumley – Finance Expert

A senior lecturer and researcher at Sheffield Hallam University, Doctor Dan started giving his financial expertise about West Ham in August 2022. Since then, he has demystified football finance and governance for our readers. Never more at home than when pouring over a spreadsheet, he crunches the number so you don’t have to.

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James Murray – Senior contributor

James is a sports journalist with a degree in Sports Journalism and Communications (MA) from the Real Madrid Graduate School. He is a lifelong West Ham fan and is a current season ticket holder in the Billy Bonds Stand, while his favourite players include Paulo Di Canio, Dean Ashton and Scott Parker. James has been writing about the Hammers since his teenage years and has also worked for the Sunday Mirror.

Dean White – Senior contributor

Dean loves three things: West Ham, Dr Martens and Paulo Di Canio. As he grew up in south east London, Dean started to follow the Irons and regularly visited Upton Park with his dad Colin. He’s been writing about the club since his teenage years and continues to obsess over tactics and transfer stories to this day.

Mike Southey – Senior contributor

Mike is a diehard Iron who’s been there, done that and got the t-shirt. From defeats to Astra Giurgiu and Oxford United to Bobby Zamora’s play-off winner against Preston and our farewell to the Boleyn, Mike has seen it all. He bleeds claret and blue and loves writing about the club he supports.

George Overhill – Senior contributor

George is a sportswriter with degrees in Sports Journalism (MA) – University of Brighton – and Politics (BSc) – University of Southampton. Sport, and especially football, has been his first love since the age of four, although football tests that sometimes. Also particularly interested in the women’s game and the NFL. 

Pranav Shahaney – Senior contributor

Pranav is a sports journalist who graduated from St. Mary’s University, London, with a Distinction in Sports Journalism (MA). He has over six years of experience working inside newsrooms and has been writing about football since the age of 15. Long-form tactical articles and investigative pieces hold a special place in his heart

Daniel Feliciano – Senior contributor

Daniel is a football writer who has a great thirst for the Premier League and other major European leagues. A lover of the beautiful game and a firm believer that the eye test is better than statistics. Also an avid MMA fan.

Anthony Onifade

Anthony is a sports journalism graduate from the University of Brighton, with a huge passion for football writing and journalism, done over a span of seven years since Euro 2016. Loves to analyse and provide stats from the game and plays a lot of football and is a Christian youth leader and mentor in his spare time

Peter Lynch

Peter is a sports journalism graduate from the University of Stirling, Scotland. With a huge passion for football, he has previous experience working for Sky Sports News and Goal. While football is number one on the list, other sporting passions include golf, cricket and snooker. 

Daniel Lewis

Daniel is a journalism graduate from the University of South Wales who has 10 years of experience in the sports side of the industry, which includes covering major events such as World Cups and the Champions League final. While he has an interest in rugby union, snooker and darts – yes, darts – football is top of the list in terms of favourite sport.

Joe Roberts

Joe is a passionate sports writer with an English MA graduate from Sussex University and an MA Journalism graduate at Kingston University. He has gained a wealth of experience in his budding sports writing career, including interviewing Premier League icons like Patrick Vieira and Paul Robinson.

Callum O’Connell

Callum is a Sports Journalism graduate of the University of Brighton. He has a passion for football, particularly attending live games as nothing beats experiencing the game from the stands. He also has an interest in boxing and Formula 1, with sport playing a huge role in his life.

Dan Carter

Dan is a sports journalist who graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a first-class degree in Sports Journalism. Dan has a huge love for football and has spent time inside newsrooms throughout his time at university. Away from his laptop, he enjoys playing Sunday League football, or watching whatever football, cricket or whatever sport he can find.