Peter Sissons

Peter Sissons, is the UK’s most experienced broadcaster journalists and presenter of News, and was for 45 years one of the best known faces on British TV. 

On Independent Television and at the BBC, he anchored network news programmes on countless major occasions.  His work earned him the highest award of The Royal Television Society, the Judges' Award. Peter was born in Liverpool, attending the same schools, at the same time, as three of The Beatles, and later graduated from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

In 1968, as a young reporter covering the civil war in Nigeria, he was severely wounded by gunfire.  Twenty five years at Independent Television News were followed by 20 at the BBC, including five years chairing the flagship political programme, Question Time.

After leaving the BBC, the government appointed him to the Hillsborough Independent Panel, whose report into the 1989 stadium disaster at last brought national attention to the injustice suffered by the families of the 96 Liverpool fans  who died, and the reopening of the inquests.

He is an honorary LLD of Liverpool University, an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, and recently became a vice-president of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.