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Jon Snow

Jon Snow

Jon Snow is the face of Channel 4 News. During his career has travelled the world covering major world events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Born in Ardingly, Sussex in 1947, Jon spent a year volunteer teaching in Uganda before becoming a journalist. In 1976 he reported from Africa, the Middle East and Europe, before serving as Washington Correspondent, Diplomatic Correspondent and then as main anchor for Channel 4 News from 1989.

He has reported the fall of Idi Amin in Uganda, the revolution in Iran, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the release of Nelson Mandela, the earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti and the elections of Barack Obama, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.

In May 2015 he was honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship at the prestigious television awards. He has also won the Royal Television Society’s Presenter of the Year awards in 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012, Journalist of the Year in 2006 and the BAFTA award for best factual contribution to UK television in 2005.

Jon has secured exclusive interviews with many notable figures including Brazil’s President Lula, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Alex Ferguson and Russell Brand.

Jon writes Snowblog – a unique take on the day’s events, and Snowmail, a preview of the evening programme’s main stories.

He has served for 30 years as Chairman of the New Horizon Youth Centre, a day centre for homeless and vulnerable teenagers.

By: Jacqui Bealing
Last updated: Thursday, 9 July 2015