Bryan Swanson

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This article is about the sports reporter. For the ice hockey player, see Brian Swanson.

Bryan Swanson (born 1980 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a sports television reporter.[1]


Swanson was Educated at George Heriot's School in Edinburgh. He left aged 17 for a job on Edinburgh's outpost of L!VE TV as a sports reporter and presenter. The following year, he joined Manchester United Television (MUTV) as a reporter.

In August 1999, he moved to Newcastle, and became the youngest ever sports reporter/presenter on major regional itv station Tyne Tees. He received a Commendation in a regional division of Royal Television Society (North East & Border) as a Promising Newcomer. In 2003 he joined Sky Sports News as North East Correspondent in Newcastle but relocated to London in March 2004. Foreign assignments include reporting on the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

In September 2008, Swanson became the new Chief News Reporter for Sky Sports News, replacing Dan Roan who moved to rival Setanta Sports.