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 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.

post 21 August 2015
Greece's debts: no separation of church and state

I am amazed to find that a previous regime here decided to enrol every single priest as a civil servant and pay them as such - together with their pensions.

post 15 July 2015
Mhairi Black takes Westminster by storm single handed

It is hard, if not impossible, to remember an MP making the political and verbal splash in his or her maiden speech that Mhairi Black achieved yesterday in the Commons.

post 13 July 2015
The dangerous cost of Israel's siege on Gaza

There was a time when you could swim anywhere off Gaza¿s coast. Not now. Not in the aftermath of war.

post 02 July 2015
If music be the food of love.. James Rhodes, child rape and redemption

Pianist James Rhodes has inspired thousands of survivors of sexual abuse to tell their own stories, but he had to go to the Supreme Court to finally be able to tell his.

post 01 July 2015
Two terrorists who shocked the world

The world must focus on the true factors behind the brutal terrorist attacks that killed 66 people in Tunisia and Kuwait last week.

post 18 June 2015
'Culture, history, suffering' - the heartfelt music of Paco Peña

Spanish guitar maestro Paco Peña is fusing blues with flamenco in his latest musical extravaganza, coming to London this summer.

post 16 June 2015
Edward Snowden: publishing the position of the government?

To claim Russian and Chinese intelligence had cracked the encryption of Ed Snowden's files, without a scintilla of evidence and series of "we don't knows", is going some.

post 09 June 2015
HSBC: too big to jail?

The job cuts of 25,000 at HSBC announced today may sound dramatic, but the bank's CEO, Stuart Gulliver has tried to get his sprawling behemoth into order before.

article 01 June 2015 World, Israel
Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim
Daniel Barenboim on music, Israel and playing in Gaza

Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim talks to Jon Snow about music's power to bring people together, and says Israelis and Palestinians should live together or side by side - but not back to back.

post 27 May 2015
My naked Swiss arrest and some questions for Fifa

Having had the privilege of being arrested in a Swiss hotel at dead of night myself, I can perhaps shed some light on what the Fifa suspects are now facing...

post 21 May 2015
Love, loss and pobbling with Vikram Seth

I confess I had never pobbled in my life, nor indeed did I even know what the word meant but in interviewing Vikram Seth it seemed the pobbling had to come before the talking...

article 29 April 2015 UK
Jon Snow meets Leeds University students
Election 2015 #whyvote: Can politicians persuade the young?

A Leeds University survey finds 55 per cent of students still unsure about who to vote for. Jon Snow, once a youthful firebrand himself, is in Leeds to see what this generation has on their minds

post 16 April 2015
Will Lord Janner's alleged victims have their day in court?

The DPP says Lord Janner's dementia renders him incapable of standing trial on charges of historic child sex abuse. But is the DPP right?