Jon Snow

Jon Snow has been the face of Channel 4 News since 1989.

Jon Snow joined ITN in 1976 and became Washington Correspondent in 1984. Since then, he has travelled the world to cover the news – from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the release of Nelson Mandela, to Barack Obama's inauguration and the earthquake in Haiti.

His many awards include the Richard Dimbleby Bafta award for Best Factual Contribution to Television (2005), and Royal Television Society awards for Journalist of the Year (2006) and Presenter of the Year (2009).

As well as presenting the programme, Jon writes Snowblog - a unique take on the day's events - and Snowmail - a preview of the evening programme's main stories.


post 06 August 2016
Sir Philip Green and the unwilling paparazzi

Strange. You are an off-duty journalist, taking a summer break in Greece. Suddenly the most ┐wanted┐ subject in business reporting pitches up in a vast super yacht at the mouth of the very bay where y

post 24 June 2016
A confession

For many this WAS a vote about Europe, but for as many it was a vote about dispossession amid constant images of largesse and greed.

post 07 June 2016
Register to vote now in the EU referendum. This is it.

No vote in modern British history has been more important than the vote as to whether to leave or remain in the European Union.

post 05 May 2016
Politicians on phones in parliament - a turn off?

Would doctors or nurses in the NHS have been able to get away with playing with their phones while seeing patients?

post 14 April 2016
Accountability and the empty chair - Yes Minister, we want you!

We keep asking, but when the constant refrain of Government Department press officers is "no Minister available", how can we hold those in power to account for their actions?

post 23 March 2016
Saudi mosque, exports, oil and the West

The Great Mosque of Brussels is said to remain a centre of Saudi-funded Wahhabi preaching and Salafism.

post 26 January 2016
The agony of Sri Lanka's carapace of peace

Our return to Sri Lanka┐s killing fields coincides with the President announcing that there will be no "international component" in any "investigation" of the civil war or the alleged war crimes.

post 11 January 2016
The incredible creative life force that was David Bowie

Bowie was emblematic of my generation. He was revolution, rebellion - even in a time when we all rebelled against the given order.

post 24 November 2015
Bangladesh poised between agony and ecstasy: the choice depends on us!

If world leaders settle for modest restraints on global warming, I do not want to have to be the reporter sent to see the unfolding tragedy in Bangladesh.

post 15 November 2015
My visit to the death scene at the Bataclan

The evidence of Friday night's horror is still plain to see at the back door of the Bataclan concert hall. For local residents, the Paris terror attacks left psychological scars too.

post 14 November 2015
Paris attacks: Middle East's wars arrive in Europe

We have arrived at a crossroads. Few can have believed that the bloody killings of Charlie Hebdo's staff would be the end of it.

article 10 November 2015 World
Lord Coe: 'these allegations came as a shock to all of us'

The doping allegations engulfing athletics came as a shock, Lord Coe has insisted, despite his influential position at the top of the sport's governing body.

post 29 October 2015
Chilcot Inquiry: a very British farce

Who amongst us will ever read all two million words of Chilcot's collected prose? And even if we do, will guilt, innocence, madness, patriotism, or anything else be clear enough for anyone to discern.

post 21 September 2015
Osborne in China: what will the UK do to get business there?

The exhibition by the great Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy is remarkable and dominated by the pressure and suffering the Chinese authorities have subjected him.

article 16 September 2015 Politics
Jeremy Corbyn on TTIP, Trident and the NHS

Labour's new leader Jeremy Corbyn sets out his priorities and responds to criticism for not singing the national anthem in an interview with Jon Snow.

post 12 September 2015
The Corbyn factor: shocking the political system through sheer normality

A sense of political intoxication: the enthusiasm, the detail, the debate, and the understanding of the issues was unlike anything I had experienced.

post 06 September 2015
The day Britain took in 27,000 refugees

Over 40 years ago, Britain took a refugee crisis in its stride. We are confronted with an even greater need today.

post 28 August 2015
New peers: time for a constitutional commission

Bloated and undemocratic, the current House of Lords is a nonsense. It's time for a re-think.

post 26 August 2015
Does Corbyn's run indicate that alienation rules?

There is a genuine sense that some of those supporting Jeremy Corbyn are invigorated by the sense of a genuine alternative to the broad consensus among the major parties.