Bryan Swanson leaves Sky Sports News after 18 years to become FIFA director of media relations

Bryan Swanson leaves Sky Sports News after 18 years to become new Director of Media Relations at FIFA HQ in Switzerland as he thanks the broadcaster for ‘incredible journey’

  • Bryan Swanson leaving post as Chief News Reporter for Sky Sports News
  • He is set to move to Switzerland to become FIFA’s Director of Media Relations
  • Swanson is a well-known face to sports fans after 18 years with the broadcaster
  • He thanked Sky for an ‘incredible 18-year journey’ in Twitter message  

Bryan Swanson is leaving Sky Sports News after almost two decades with the broadcaster to become FIFA’s Director of Media Relations.

The channel’s Chief News Reporter is best known to millions of football fans for his frenetic updates on transfer deadline day.

Swanson joined Sky Sports in 2003 as their North East Correspondent based in Newcastle but soon relocated to London.

Bryan Swanson, seen reporting live for Sky Sports News last year, is set to leave the broadcaster after 18 years to take up a role as FIFA’s Director of Media Relations

Swanson made the announcement in a Twitter post on Thursday morning as he prepares to leave the broadcaster after almost two decades

Swanson made the announcement in a Twitter post on Thursday morning as he prepares to leave the broadcaster after almost two decades

He replaced Dan Roan as Chief News Reporter in September 2008 and has since covered all manner of major breaking sports stories around the world.

Swanson posted a Twitter message on Thursday morning to confirm his departure as he moves to Switzerland to take up his new position at world football’s governing body.

He wrote: ‘Today is my final day at Sky Studios, before leaving the company next week, rounding off an incredible 18-year journey.

Swanson will swap his on-camera role for a new job as FIFA's Director of Media Relations

Swanson will swap his on-camera role for a new job as FIFA’s Director of Media Relations 

‘It’s been an immense privilege to travel the world, interview the biggest names and cover so many memorable stories in sports news – not to mention the transfer window (Deadline Day, Totaliser, Deal Sheet) and VAR.

‘Thank you to the committed teams at Sky Sports. They care passionately and it’s been brilliant to learn from them.

‘I’ve been in sports journalism since leaving school in 1997 and look forward to a career change as FIFA Director of Media Relations in Switzerland.

‘Thank you for the memories – stay safe.’

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