Jo Tongue, CEO
With over 15 years in the Industry Jo has experience across the board in the media.
Starting out at the BBC as a sports reporter she moved into radio and TV working on programmes such as Wright and Bright, Fighting Talk, Baker and Kelly, The Eamonn Holmes Show, BBC News and BBC1’s Inside Sport. She produced high profile documentaries such as Spoony meets Sir Alex Ferguson, Spoony Meets Mourinho, Glenn Hoddle’s Top Ten Number Tens and Euro 96 – When Football Came Home. She has also been the Editor of BBC Flagship Football programme, 606 for nine years.
Jo worked in Kenya for the World Service Trust training footballers, coaches and the press in media skills. Since working as an agent she has developed the careers of many prominent sports personalities and broadcasters.
She has a season ticket at Tottenham Hotspur and since Italia ’90 has had a strange love for Nicola Berti.
Sara Butler, Head of Production & Business
Sara’s background lies in setting up productions globally and working with production companies at start up level to develop their brand and grow their business.
She started at the BBC over 15 years ago and her credits include Silent Witness, The Bill, Footballers Wives, Casualty and Eastenders. Sara produced her first feature film, Papadopoulos & Sons, in 2011 to much critical acclaim.
As well as drama Sara’s expertise lies in commercial and digital content and recently she has headed up branded content for clients such as House of Fraser and McDonalds.
Sara is not afraid to stand out from the crowd, as testified by her having Justin Edinburgh’s name on her shirt when she and Jo met aged 12 at Spurs!
Carina White, Head of Business Affairs
Carina started her career in football over ten years ago when she worked at a football agency. She was responsible for player contract negotiation, player PR, crisis management and media training for the clients.
Having joined from Mediacom she has brought with her a wealth of experience in Media, Advertising and Marketing, Event Management and PR.
Away from work Carina regularly organises and takes part in charity events & initiatives centred around improving positive outcomes for BAME young people.
Carina has a fond love for Jamaica where she spent her summers growing up and can make a lethal rum punch!
Chloe Shearer, Agent
Starting out on the news team at Metro Radio, Newcastle Chloe has been immersed in the media for 7 years.
Chloe has worked across many BBC productions such as Sport Relief, 606 and the recent law series Raising The Bar. She has worked with high profile talent since the beginning of her career and is known for her calm, professional and practical attitude when both planning programmes but also when on live sets.
Recently working as the production co-ordinator at a sports marketing agency, she was responsible for co-ordinating live global broadcasts with international clients.
The highlight of Chloe’s career so far was reading the showbiz news on Metro radio at 6pm daily because she could spend all day on showbiz websites as “research”. She and Jo are currently fighting over who is going to open the international Tongue Tied Media office.a>
Rosie Bonass, Talent Assistant
Rosie graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with a First Class degree in Sports Journalism in July 2018. Her love for sport, particularly football came from playing as a young girl and watching Chelsea FC on a regular basis with her father and brother.
She has a strong background in women’s football after working as a press officer for two seasons with her home team Luton Town Ladies, who compete in the Premier League.
While in her final year of studies, Rosie bagged a media internship with Tottenham Hotspur Ladies and currently still works for the WSL 2 team.
Away from sport, Rosie loves music and has a strong reason to believe that Tupac Shakur is still alive.
Steve Tongue, Director
A sports journalist and broadcaster for 45 years, Steve was the voice of London football from day one of LBC and later the BBC radio football producer.
He has worked for three national newspapers, covering nine World Cups and two Olympic Games.
His new book on David Beckham – David Beckham, Fifty Defining Fixtures- is out now.
Steve is a loyal Leyton Orient fan and the only time we have ever seen him shed a tear was when Orient reached the play off final in 2014 and he actually became a pitch invader!