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

  • Bryan Swanson steps down as Chief News Reporter for Sky Sports News
  • He is about to move to Switzerland to become FIFA Media Relations Director Relations
  • Swanson is a familiar face among sports fans after 18 years with the broadcaster
  • He thanked Sky for an ‘incredible journey of 18 years’ in Twitter post

Bryan Swanson leaves Sky Sports News after nearly two decades with the broadcaster to become FIFA Director of Media Relations.

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

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

Bryan Swanson, seen live for Sky Sports News last year, will leave the broadcaster after 18 years to take on a role as FIFA Director of Media Relations

Bryan Swanson, seen live for Sky Sports News last year, will leave the broadcaster after 18 years to take on a role as FIFA Director of Media Relations

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

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

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

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

He wrote: ‘Today is my last day at Sky Studios, before I leave the company next week to complete an incredible 18-year journey.

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

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

“It has been a tremendous 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, totalizator, deal sheet) and the VAR.

“Thank you to the involved teams at Sky Sports. They care passionately and it was great to learn from them.

‘I’ve been in sports journalism since I left school in 1997 and am looking forward to a career switch as FIFA Director of Media Relations in Switzerland.

“Thanks for the memories – stay safe.”

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