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John James Sergeant – born 14 April 1944 – is a television and radio broadcaster.

He was the BBC’s Chief Political Correspondent from 1992 to 2000 and the Political Editor of ITN from 2000 until 2002.

Sergeant started his journalism career as a correspondent for the Liverpool Echo where he worked for around three years before joining the BBC as a radio reporter in 1970.

He was tasked to join the international desk, covering stories in over 25 countries.

John then worked as a war reporter in Vietnam and Israel and reported the death of the first British soldier during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

He later covered the opening sessions of the European Parliament and became a Political Correspondent in 1981.

Having progressed through newspaper, radio and television journalism, he became the BBC’s Chief Political Correspondent from 1992 until 2000.

In 2000, Sergeant joined ITN as Political Editor, replacing the retiring Michael Brunson. Sergeant retired himself in 2002 and was replaced at ITN by Nick Robinson.

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