Peter Sissons is a well-known name in TV news - retiring in the summer of 2009 after nearly 45 years with ITN and the BBC. He was born and brought up in Liverpool. He went to the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys, and then University College Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
He was the launch presenter of Channel Four News in 1982, before leaving to join the BBC in 1989, succeeding Sir Robin Day as chairperson of Question Time, which he presented for 150 editions.
Peter is a holder of one of the highest awards of the Royal Television Society, the Judges' Award, an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, and an Honorary LLD of Liverpool University.