BBC News has appointed Dan Roan as sports correspondent, to work across television, radio and online.
Roan replaces James Munro, who left the BBC to become head of communications at the LTA last year.
Roan has been working at the BBC since being made redundant in the collapse at Setanta last year. Previously, he’d worked at Sky.
“The last 12 months have been tough, but I’ve found my membership of the SJA to be a huge source of motivation throughout,” Roan told sportsjournalists.co.uk.
“Several fellow-members have provided kind and invaluable support for which I’ll always be grateful.”
SJA dates for your diaries
Wed Mar 17: SJA Sporting Lunch with triathlon world champion Alistair Brownlee. Two-course lunch plus a glass of wine of beer, £20 for SJA members, £25 for non-members. To book, contact Mary Fitzhenry firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 020 8946 9601 or 07946 545084 (please indicate whether a vegetarian meal is required).
Mon Apr 12: A Question of Boris:The SJA’s second “Sporting Question Time”, this time with London Mayor Boris Johnson at City Hall. This will be strictly for SJA members only. To book your ticket, click here to send us an email with your name, SJA membership number and address, writing “Sporting Question Time with Boris” in the subject field
Mon Apr 12: SJA Spring Golf Day , to be staged at Surbiton GC. To book, contact Paul Trow (07973 862747).
Thu Apr 15: SJA 2010 Annual Meeting , at offices of UK Sport
Mon Apr 19: SJA/LOCOG guided tour of Olympic Park, 2pm For booking details, click here.
Sun Apr 25: SJA Cricket Day. Enjoy corporate hospitality with friends and colleagues, and bring along your partner, as Lancashire take on Surrey. Tickets £65 each. Click here for booking details.
Mon Sep 13: SJA Autumn Golf Day, Muswell Hill GC. To book, contact Paul Trow (07973 862747).
Join the SJA today – click here for details and membership application form