Roger Domeneghetti was born in Leicester. He studied politics at the University of Leeds and the sociology of sport at the university of Leicester. He worked as a journalist for a variety of local and national news organisations in print and online for 20 years. He is the author of From the Back Page to The Front Room: Football's Journey Through the English Media. He has written for The New European, BBC History Magazine and Wisden Cricket Monthly among others. He is now a senior lecturer in journalism at Northumbria University.