MUCH-LOVED Sky Sports News journalist Bryan Swanson has announced that he is joining Fifa and leaving the channel after 18 years.
The 41-year-old, from Edinburgh, has been a mainstay on Sky for nearly two decades – often reporting on their biggest breaking sporting stories.
But he has shocked viewers this morning by announcing today will be his last day with the broadcaster before joining world football's governing body in Switzerland.
Swanson tweeted: “Today is my final day at Sky Studios, before leaving the company next week, rounding off an incredible 18-year journey.
“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.”
He continued: “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!”
His surprise departure comes just a month after Sky Sports News presenter Jim White has announced he is leaving the channel after 23 years.
Sky Sports has undergone some restructuring in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Presenter and touchline reporter Laura Woods is also joining pay-per-view channel DAZN.
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A Sky spokesperson said this month: “We are proposing to reshape Sky Sports and Sky Sports News for the future.
“This may result in some roles being made redundant, and the creation of some new roles.
“We are now entering a period of consultation, and will be discussing our proposed changes with our people.”
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