Boris Becker | Moderated by Rachel Burden | July 2018 | Kruger Cowne Breakfast Club
JULY’S SPEAKER WILL BE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED TENNIS SUPERSTAR, BORIS BECKER. MODERATING THIS MONTH’S SESSION WILL BE AWARD-WINNING BROADCASTER & TV PRESENTER, RACHEL BURDEN.
In 1985, at the age of 17, Boris Becker became and remains the youngest ever Men’s Singles winner of Wimbledon. During his career, he won a total of 49 titles and his success helped to make tennis a national sport in Germany. Since his retirement from professional tennis, he has been a tennis commentator for Sky and the BBC. He is also the founder of Boris Becker GmbH and provides testimonials for selected brands, including Mercedes-Benz, IWC and Pokerstars. Boris is Vice Chairman and academy member of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, an ambassador for the German AIDS Foundation and a Member of the Board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Boris coached one of the world’s greatest ever players, Novak Djokovic.
He continues to inspire audiences with details of his experiences as a top player and the lessons he learned when dealing with media. Boris’s story is described in his latest illustrated autobiography, ‘Boris Becker’s Wimbledon’, which was published by Blink Publishing.
Rachel Burden is an award-winning broadcaster who presents the 5Live Breakfast show and BBC Breakfast – covering news, sport, business and entertainment. She’s been the anchor for major national and international stories including the US Presidential elections and recent UK terror attacks. Rachel has presented on national radio for 14 years, starting out at BBC Radio Bristol and moving to BBC 5Live in 2003, where she now co-presents the Breakfast programme with Nicky Campbell, covering news and current affairs, business stories, sport and entertainment.
Since 2015, she’s also been a regular weekend presenter for BBC Breakfast, where she’s been praised for her warmth, ability to react to unexpected moments on live television, and hold politicians to account. Away from her regular day job, Rachel has extensive experience hosting conferences both within and outside the BBC. She is also committed to supporting women in the workplace, as a mentor for female colleagues, and an active member of the campaign for equal pay.