Peter Sissons aka Peter George Sissons was born on July 17, 1942, and from Liverpool, England. He was an English broadcast journalist and the presenter of the BBC Nine O’Clock News and the BBC Ten O’Clock News between 1993 and 2003. On October 1, 2019, he passed away at the age of 77.
According to the source, he passed away peacefully at Maidstone Hospital in Kent and was surrounded by his family. The Hospital staff said during his final time Peter’s wife and three children were present along by his side.
Many tributed him on Social Media and Michael Crick who is a Broadcaster & writer wrote on Twitter “Very sad to hear of the death of Peter Sissons, at the relatively young age of 77. He was a superb TV reporter, & pioneer presenter of ITV News at One, & first in-depth news on C4, brilliant at conducting short studio interviews with people in power. BBC never made the best of Peter’s talents.”
Later, Dan Walker wrote “Having grown up watching and admiring Peter Sissons it was such a privilege to end up working alongside him at News 24. I don’t think he ever got my name right when he threw to me but I loved sharing a studio with him and learned so much. My thoughts are with his family.”
In 1964, she began working at ITN as Journalist and in the year 1968, he was wounded by a Gunfire while covering the Biafran War and he sustained severe nerve damage in his left leg. Later, he became the ITN’s Industrial Editor, covering many high-profile industrial disputes during the 1970s.
In 1989, Peter left ITN and joined the BBC and took over from Sir Robin Day as the presenter of Question Time. He continued until December 1993, when he was followed by David Dimbleby. Between 1993 and 2003 he was the presenter of the BBC Nine O’Clock News and the BBC Ten O’Clock News.
In 2009, He retired from the BBC and in 2011, Peter published his autobiography When One Door Closes in which he was highly critical of his former employer, the BBC.
How old was Peter Sissons? He was born on July 17, 1942, and from Liverpool, England and he was 77 years old during the time of his death. He is the son of George Robert Percival Sissons (father) and Elsie (mother).
Peter was a third of four brothers and his father was a Merchant Navy officer and his mother was a homemaker. He completed his education from Dovedale Junior School and graduated from University College, Oxford.
He was married to Sylvia Sissons in 1965 and this couple shared three children and one of whom Kate Sissons, is an actress. Two sons are Jonathan Sissons and Michael Sissons.
Estimated Net Worth of him is $8 Million USD as of 2019. He stands 5 feet 9 inch tall and weighs around 76 KG.