Newsreader Peter Sissons dies aged 77

The former BBC and ITN newsreader Peter Sissons has died.

He was aged 77.

Mr Sissons spent 45 years as a broadcaster and presenter of Question Time.

A statement from his agent said:

“We are sad to announce that Peter Sissons, the former presenter on ITN, Channel 4 and the BBC, died peacefully last night in Maidstone Hospital, Kent.

“His wife and three children were with him and wish to pass on their thanks to the hospital staff who were so caring and fought gallantly to save him to the end.”

Mr Sissons was born in Liverpool.

He went to the same primary school as John Lennon and George Harrison, and the same grammar as Paul McCartney.

He went on to study at Oxford.

Mr Sissons joined ITV in 1964 and moved to the BBC in 1989.

He retired in 2009.


About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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