SB Weekly - the sport business podcast

SB Weekly - the sport business podcast

Dan Roan

November 23, 2016

BBC News Sports Editor Dan Roan is the feature interview on this week's SB Weekly.

A familiar face and voice to sports fans across the world, Dan covers a wide range of sports news and business stories for the public-service broadcaster's TV, radio and online platforms, which include the One, Six and 10 O'Clock News; Radio 4's Today programme, 5 Live and the BBC News Channel.

Dan’s been at the BBC on and off since 1998, when he first joined as a trainee, and over that period he’s secured exclusive interviews with the likes of Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, Sepp Blatter, Bernie Ecclestone and Thomas Bach, the latter of whom he quizzed recently on the topic of doping, and Russia’s participation in this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio.

On the podcast, Dan explains how he has landed some of the sport business' biggest exclusives during a tumultuous two years for sports news, how he builds rapports with senior sports executives, and how he approaches the sometimes fractious relationship between journalism and PR.