Eisha Acton is an Irish-Indian TV Presenter and Football Reporter. She’s most known for her work with ESPN India, ESPNcricinfo and Star Sports. From live reporting to presenting studio shows, Eisha has covered a number of international sports tournaments. More recently, since relocating to London she has continued her work in sports broadcast for BT Sport, BBC Football, Newcastle Fans TV and The Bharat Army Cricket Podcast.
Eisha has hosted two seasons of the Hero Indian Super League for Star Sports Network (the most watched non-cricketing league in India). As a football reporter, Eisha enjoys travelling nationwide to attend live matches and report pitchside for internationally broadcasted show ‘Football United Live’. Reporting for an English channel allows her to engage with players, coaches and team-owners (predominantly former Premier League faces) for press conferences, pre-match interviews, half time and post match.
In contrast to the lively, chaotic environment in live reporting, Eisha has become a prominent face of Indian sports broadcast as a TV anchor for ESPN over the past two years. During this tenure Eisha has presented a number of studio based shows such as- ‘Free Kick’ for the FIFA world cup, U.S. Open, Asian Games, ‘The Social Dugout’ for the IPL and ‘Beyond the Boardroom’. Her most recent project for ESPNcricinfo was a Pre-Cricket World Cup 2019 series in collaboration with Visit Britain shot all over the UK. In addition to filming daily studio shows to report on sports tournaments, Eisha’s experience extends to attending sporting events for interviews to travelling overseas for features and self-shot travel vlogs.
Juggling her duties as a presenter, with the responsibilities of co-owning two semi-professional sports teams in India is something Eisha has relished over the past two years. Setting up the teams from scratch has given her a great opportunity to further express her passion for cricket and football whilst strengthening management skills. The Adidas Creators Premier League is the first ever semi-pro league in India and Eisha’s hands-on approach to ownership ranged from player research/scouting activities prior to the player auction to attending matches and dealing with internal issues amongst players and staff. Over the past year Eisha has taken this passion even further by obtaining her FA Coaching and Talent Identification badges and working with youth set ups for grassroots football in Hertfordshire, England.
In addition to sport, Eisha’s experience in TV presenting includes travel, food and documentaries too. Working with internationally broadcasted travel channel ‘Travel XP hd’ has given Eisha the opportunity to travel all over India. Hosting their highest ranked lifestyle show ‘Quest’ involved interviewing celebrity chefs, filming features on communities within India and covering episodes on Indian festivals.
Eisha’s journey in the entertainment industry started a decade ago when crowned Miss Globe Ireland 2011. Working as a model ever since has seen her feature in numerous TV commercials such as for Dabur with Priyanka Chopra, Malabar Diamonds with Kareena Kapoor Khan and various magazine publications such as Femina.
As a volunteer at St Catherine Of Siena School and Orphanage Mumbai since 2015, Eisha enjoys combining her passion for social work with content creation- creating online campaigns (in the form of vlogs filmed at the orphanage) to encourage fundraising and spreading awareness for upcoming charity events. To further this initiative, over the past two years Eisha has been working on her first docu-series as a producer. This has involved planning and shooting documentaries all over South India. Currently in post-production, Eisha and her small team aim to launch ‘The South India Series’ online by the end of 2020.
Coming from a culturally diverse background, Eisha’s sporty childhood allowed her to express her roots as a championship level Irish dancer. Eisha has reaped the benefits of being a former gymnast too whilst exploring her interest in yoga over the past few years. As an animal-loving vegan Eisha is at her happiest out in the fresh air on a dog walk exploring the countryside.