Jordan Jarrett-Bryan , Sports reporter

Jordan Jarrett Bryan is a sports reporter for Channel 4 News.

The thing I love about sport is what it does to people. Not only the athletes themselves, but the supporters and followers of it. Sport can make athletes grow as people, but can also destroy them and turn them into someone they never wanted to be. But it also can make fans say and do things they never thought they'd think or do.

Sport reflects life and is a microcosm of it. Sport can make you laugh or cry, sport can make you laugh till your belly hurts, it can make you rage with anger. Sport can make you see things you never thought you would see. But importantly sport makes you think. Why do we support the team we support, follow the athlete we follow and devote our lives to the sport we do? Surely it’s more than just a geographical, national, gender or technical reason. We invest time in that sport/athlete because we identify with them or that team/person we aspire to be.

Reporting on a fabulous goal, a world class forehand or a great burst of sprinting is what turns me on. But what I live for, just as much as those moments is the sporting moments that make the everyday man go gaga.

  • 11 Jan 2019

    Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has announced his impending retirement as he struggles with a hip injury.

  • 5 Jan 2019

    He left everything behind when he fled the Syrian war. 24 year old Eid Aljazairili couldn’t even swim when he made the risky journey by boat across the Mediterranean – finally reaching the UK where he was granted asylum. He soon realised he had a passion – and rare gift – for swimming – and…

  • 15 Dec 2018

    He used to make false teeth by day and create the need for them at night. World featherweight boxing Champion Josh Warrington says the precision and concentration he learned as a dental technician has given him the chops to win all twenty seven of his fights so far.

  • 14 Dec 2018

    For the second time in a week, Chelsea football fans have been accused of deeply offensive behaviour, after reports of pockets of anti-semitic chanting at last night’s match in Budapest. In a strongly-worded statement, Chelsea FC said those responsible had “shamed the club”.

  • 4 Nov 2018

    Climbing is the latest sport to be included in the Olympics. Terrifying, if you hate heights, lose your balance and shy away from zen like discipline. But for one growing group of climbing fans, young people with learning difficulties, this need for focus presents an added challenge.

  • 21 Oct 2018

    The budget airline Ryanair is facing widespread outrage on social media after it apparently failed to remove a passenger who launched a racist tirade against a lady in the seat next to him and instead moved her. Another passenger filmed the incident which has now been watched over two million times online. Ryanair later said…

  • 21 Sep 2018

    The epidemic of violence in our jails is not just confined to adult prisons.

  • 20 Sep 2018

    He was one of the world’s leading black ballet stars, the first to win international fame. Tributes have poured in for the pioneering US dancer Arthur Mitchell – who’s died at the age of 84. He won over audiences in segregation-era America who were shocked by his pairing with a white prima ballerina – later…

  • 16 Aug 2018

    The cricketer Ben Stokes has been included in England’s squad for the third test against India – after he was found NOT guilty of affray on Tuesday, over a fracas he was involved in last September. Head coach Trevor Bayliss said he took the decision for Stokes’ “well being” – although he has yet to…

  • 27 Jul 2018

    It’s been hot enough here, so spare a thought for the Tour de France cyclists who have been sweating up and down mountains in soaring temperatures. It’s looking like Geraint Thomas, from Cardiff, is well placed to win the competition, but before he’s allowed to bring home the yellow jersey he’ll have to get through…

  • 10 Jul 2018

    The England coach Gareth Southgate has admitted the country has “been through some difficult moments recently in terms of unity”, but he assured fans that the entire World Cup squad was fit and well ahead of tomorrow’s crucial semi-final against Croatia.

  • 24 Jun 2018

    For England, expectations for their head-to-head with Panama are pretty high – they’re playing a country ranked 43 places below them. But for the people of Panama and their national team, simply qualifying for the world cup is an historic achievement. Directed by Dan Faber.

  • 8 Jun 2018

    England fans heading to Russia for the World Cup have been warned they face the risk of “racist or homophobic intimidation, hooligan violence and anti-British hostility’”. The Commons foreign affairs committee says it’s especially concerned about the welfare of ethnic minorty and LGBT fans. We have been finding out if fans are worried too.

  • 6 May 2018

    The former Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson remains in intensive care tonight after he underwent emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. Best wishes have poured in from across the footballing world for the man known simply as ‘the boss.’ Fans have also posted get well messages, one tweeting that he was ‘like an extended…

  • 20 Apr 2018

    He was one of the greatest, he leaves an untouchable legacy – Sir Alex Ferguson and Thierry Henry leading the tributes to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who’s retiring from the club at the end of the season after 22 years. The club’s chief executive said Wenger had changed the game; he’d made art out of…