Scott Taunton

Scott Taunton

Scott is Chief Executive of UTV Media (GB).


Scott is one of radio's most experienced Chief Executives, leading talkSPORT and the group's 13 local radio stations to significant growth over that period. The foundation for UTV's success has been bold investment in sports rights and talent, coupled with strong commitment to local programming. Scott also spearheaded the acquisition of Sport magazine in 2009 and has helped UTV Media (GB) to become a leading operator of DAB digital radio multiplexes.

Born in Canberra, Australia, Scott moved to the UK in the 1990s where he launched one of Northern Ireland’s first ISPs. He subsequently joined UTV as Business Development Director, helping the company to acquire The Wireless Group in 2005. Scott is a former Director of RadioCentre and the Digital Radio Development Bureau, is a current Director of First Radio Sales, and is a multiple Sony judge.