Dan Roan is named sports editor

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Dan Roan is the BBC's new sports editor.

Already chief sports correspondent, he succeeds David Bond who left the corporation this summer to join the Milltown PR agency.

Roan started his journalism career as a BBC news trainee, later moving to Sky Sports News where he was chief news reporter.

He returned to the BBC in 2010 as a sports correspondent, and has since reported from a number of major sporting events including the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, the London Olympics, the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the 2012 European Championship.

The Cambridge graduate has led news coverage of stories such as John Terry's trial for racism and the controversial Bahrain F1 Grand Prix.

Barbara Slater, director of sport, said he had been 'an outstanding chief sports correspondent, with a proven track record of delivering big interviews and breaking stories across all platforms'.

Tasking him with making a bigger splash on the BBC Sport website, she added: 'I know he will bring tremendous drive, ambition and energy to the job of editor - ensuring that sports stories retain and increase their presence on flagship BBC News programmes, whilst also providing editorial leadership to our sports news teams in Salford.'

Roan, who has previously presented 5 live's Sportsworld and been a business and finance reporter for BBC News, described his promotion to the BBC's band of on-air editors as 'a tremendous privilege and a wonderful opportunity'.

'I look forward to continuing to cover one of the most fascinating and relevant areas of news across all our television, radio and digital platforms - and to working with some extremely talented colleagues across the BBC,' he said.

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