Some of the people Leon has worked with have kindly shared their thoughts on his skills.













“I’ve really enjoyed working with Leon over the years. He has a way about him that works well at events and in interviews.”

Rio Ferdinand

Former Manchester United and England Captain



Jermaine Defoe and Leon

“I spent a lot of time talking to Leon during the filming of my Life Story for ITV Sport. I felt comfortable with Leon and was able to express myself in the knowledge that he would be respectful with his questions, while still doing his job.”
Jermain Defoe
Sunderland and England striker



Michael Johnson, Usain Bolt and Leon

“It was great working with Leon on the Usain Bolt documentary for the BBC. He was organised, creative with his ideas and easy to work with.”
Michael Johnson
Athletics Legend


Bonnier Books

“Taking centre stage at the launch party of Rio-My Decade as a Red, hosted at The Hospital Club, London, Leon Mann captivated the audience with his professional yet personable interview with Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand.
Discussing Rio’s new photographic book, Leon engaged the audience, conveying both a knowledge and passion for football. Drawing detailed and insightful responses from Rio, Leon’s questions were well considered and thought provoking, allowing Rio to interact with his fans.
Leon’s relaxed and calm demeanour put Rio at ease and radiated throughout the auditorium resulting in a very friendly and personal atmosphere. Leon has a very natural talent for interviewing and presenting and we look forward to working with him on future projects.”
Perminder Mann
Managing Director, Bonnier Books



BBC Olympic Broadcaster

“Leon Mann is an excellent journalist and also someone who thinks with originality about issues in the sporting world. He’s not afraid to challenge the consensus, and he was a lively and engaging colleague when I worked with him at the BBC.”
Roger Mosey
Former Director of BBC Sport and BBC London Olympics