I was very sorry to hear of the death of Trevor Hanna. He was one of the old school of Ulster journalists who began work before the troubles and survived them triumphantly. A formidable popular journalist nationally and locally, he didnt allow his allegiances to get in the way of a good story, either written by himself or supplied to name writers in the UK national media. A freemason, he also belonged to the wider freemasonry of journalism that had no problem in personally crossing the sectarian divide. The eulogy of his professional obituary belongs to the era of Trevor at the top of his form.
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London