BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan awarded honorary degree

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BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Northampton.

Roan, who has been Sports Editor since 2014 and is based at MediaCityUK in Salford, grew up in Northampton and attended school in the town.

He was awarded the degree at the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology graduation ceremony at the Royal & Derngate on Wednesday.

Marc Webber, leader of the Multimedia Sports Journalism course at the University, said: “Dan has led from the front in sports journalism with his incisive coverage of global sport on many platforms over a number of years.

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“It is great to see this Northamptonian honoured by the University for his work. He has made a significant contribution to the way we consume stories about sport and has opened a window on issues off-the-pitch to a wider TV audience. His storytelling skills know no bounds.

“Whether it be interviewing high-profile guests on complicated corruption in sport through to sharing the joy of England’s World Cup journey this year, Dan has always been able to engage audiences.

“I know my students learn from his current work and aspire to reach his standards. And I know the people of Northampton will be proud that one of their own is ‘coming home’ to be honoured in a town that bleeds sporting passion and ability.”

Roan has worked with journalism students at the University of Northampton and writes a regular column for the matchday programme for Northampton Town Football Club.