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Former BBC Sport England editor is newest addition to University team

Lorna Morris 10th Apr, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A FORMER BBC Sport England editor has become the newest addition to the journalism team at the University of Worcester.

Dan Johnson, a graduate of the university himself, joined the journalism lecturing team after spending some time working part time for the team.

Working as a journalist and broadcaster with the BBC for 14 years, Dan was responsible for all online sport output for BBC English Regions and he is also a football commentator for BBC Hereford and Worcester, covering his hometown club, Worcester City.

“Having grown up in the county and graduated from the University of Worcester in 1997, it has been a long-held ambition of mine to ‘put something back’, and lecturing here is a great opportunity to do just that,” he said.

“During my time as BBC Sport England editor, I have seen massive changes in sports journalism. Everyone has to be multi-skilled these days, and I am really keen to share my real experience at the sharp end with the enthusiastic and dedicated students.

“Working with the brilliant journalism lecturers, I feel confident that we can give Worcester students the edge against their competitors as they prepare to begin their careers in journalism.”

Alongside his sports journalism career, Dan presented and produced The Friday Session, which was one of the first shows for unsigned bands on BBC Local Radio, and is an FA-qualified football coach.

Claire Wolfe, Head of Journalism, added: “Dan makes a great addition to our teaching team. He has demonstrated his enthusiasm and technological skills while working for us on one of his day’s off and we are delighted that he has decided to change career direction.”

Visit www.worcester.ac.uk or for application enquiries telephone 01905 855111 or e-mail admissions@worc.ac.uk for more information about the university.

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