For 45 years, Peter Sissons has been British television's most experienced presenter of News. During 25 years at 1TN, and 20 at the BBC, he has presented almost every network news programme on terrestrial television, as well as hundreds of long shifts on the continuous BBC News Channel. He’s also presented a host of special programmes on major events, succeeded Sir Robin Day as presenter of the BBC's flagship discussion programme, Question Time, and often deputised for Sir David Frost on Breakfast with Frost.
His awards include being named by the Broadcasting Press Guild as the "Best Front of Camera Performer" in 1984, and the Royal Television Society's prestigious "Judges Award" for his work on the Channel Four News - seven years in which it won an unprecedented 3 consecutive BAFTA awards. He now concentrates on corporate work, being recognised as one of the safest pair of hands on the conference platform.
On the 12th June 2009, Peter announced his intention to retire from the BBC.
In the corporate market, Peter is highly valued for his skills as a facilitator and conference host. With his relaxed yet professional style he is able to put interviewees at ease, and get the best out of them, even if that leads to uncomfortable questions! Previous client have included COLT Telecom, the Institute of Directors and the Liverpool Daily Post.
He is married with three children and lives in Kent.