Sean Curran

Sean is a Parliamentary Correspondent for BBC News based at Westminster where he leads the team that produces Today in Parliament and Yesterday in Parliament for BBC Radio 4.

He graduated from what was, at that time, Liverpool Polytechnic, with Law (LLB) in 1987 and was also SU President. He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn after graduating but soon after decided to pursue a different career in journalism.

In 1988 he joined the BBC as a trainee reporter and has reported on politics ever since, in both TV and radio broadcasting.

“My links with LJMU are very important to me. I owe so much to my time there. Not just my formal education but all the other things I learned, both as a student and President of the SU, that have helped through my life and career.”

– Sean Curran

Sean has stayed in touch with LJMU since graduating; hosting students at the BBC, sharing insight into his career and even supporting the current students' union by virtually presenting at JMSU's 2021 Clubs and Societies awards during lockdown.

Most recently, Sean acted as host and interviewer at our 138th Roscoe Lecture Series event, in which he spoke with our sixth Chancellor, and fellow law alum, Nisha Katona MBE.