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Peter Sissons currently presents the 1-7pm slot on Saturdays and 4-7pm slot on Sundays on the BBC News Channel.

Peter joined the BBC in 1989 as the presenter of Question Time, as well as joint presenter of the Six O’clock News. In 1994, he moved to present the BBC’s Nine o’clock News and, along with Michael Buerk, oversaw the bulletins moved to Ten O’clock. Peter stepped down from this role in 2002 and began presenting on BBC News 24 during the Iraq War in 2003.

In 1964 he joined ITN as a writer, becoming a reporter in 1967.In 1969 he was appointed ITN’s news editor, becoming industrial correspondent a year later, and industrial editor in 1972. His first role as a news anchor came in 1978, when he began presenting ITN’s News At One. When Channel 4 was launched in 1982 he was chosen to present their 7pm news programme and in 1984 he was named by the Broadcasting Press Guild as the Best Front Of Camera Performer.

After 14 years with the BBC, Peter Sissons has become one of the best-known faces on British TV.

Peter Sissons is retiring from News broadcasting after a 45 year career. The Long serving news presenter, who is now 66, will leave BBC News this summer and plans to write his memoirs. Peter told the Daily Mirror Newspaper: “I do feel I’m still on…

The BBC News team are to perform for Children In Need once again this year. A selection of presenters will take part in a bond themed sketch including a performance of Live and Let Die. The sketch can be seen just after 10.30pm on BBC…

Saddam Hussein Sentenced On Sunday November 05 2006, former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was sentenced. News channels across the world covered the story in detail. 1200 (Sunday November 05) BBC News 24 Tim Willcox and Jonathan Charles kept viewers up-to-date throughout the morning on BBC…

The BBC has poached its second senior Sky News presenter in less than a year after breakfast presenter Simon McCoy jumped ship for News 24 ahead of a relaunch. He will join a team of hosts including Jon Sopel and Peter Sissons who will fronting…

IT was hardly unexpected so the BBC should have been fully geared up for the death of the Queen Mother at the grand old age of 101. Veteran anchorman Peter Sissons was on Easter Saturday news duty. But when he interrupted normal programmes to break…