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 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?

article 14 April 2015 UK
Michael Gove
Michael Gove: Tories' 'win-win-win' policy on housing

On the day the Conservatives launch their manifesto, the Tory chief whip tells Channel 4 News that money from council house sales will be used to build more homes and transform brownfield land.

post 09 April 2015
Election 2015: Political exuberance in Scotland, indecision and indifference elsewhere

Outside Scotland widespread alienation of voters from politics means the upcoming election has failed to engage the public.

post 08 April 2015
Iran nuclear deal: a picture that said a thousand words

Only those versed in Iranian political custom immediately understood the symbolism of a social call made by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

post 05 April 2015
Britain's health service: the best in the world?

So far, so predictable. One week of the formal election campaign underway and one key political football emerges, as so often before, the NHS.

post 24 March 2015
How to live to 100: 'Everything in moderation'

One of the greatest trial lawyers of the 20th, Lord Jeremy Hutchinson will be 100 years old on Saturday.century. He says his longevity is the result of a life of moderation.

post 23 March 2015
Richard III: what it tells us about today's Britain

One senses that there's a whiff of unease in royal circles about the wisdom of being involved with a happening that at times may seem, to some, close to bonkers.

post 19 March 2015
The great smog - who's at fault, Europe, China or us?

The great smog has hit England. Is it us, the Chinese or the Europeans who are to blame?

post 17 February 2015
How I got stoned on skunk

I had sucked in two huge gulps of the stuff before I started spluttering. I am not a smoker, and the skunk was being delivered in vapour form - two huge balloons of the stuff.

article 16 February 2015 UK
IDS: 'I know what it's like to look for work'

The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith insists that he does know what it's like to look for work.

post 11 February 2015
The HSBC board game that defies all-comers

Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White and the Reverend Green. Why do I awaken this sunless morn to thoughts of Cluedo?

post 05 February 2015
Sartorial rebellion: the Greek cutting out ties

I cant think of a more depressing start to the day than to go to the wardrobe and pull out a dull maroon tie, with a few dots or stripes on it. Or worse, none at all.

post 04 February 2015
Will the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war ever be published?

Even John Chilcot can never have anticipated the years of toil, obfuscation and delay that would surround his efforts in trying to find the truth about the Iraq war.

post 02 February 2015
The language of war in political campaigning

"All-out war" on mediocre schools; apparent threats to "weaponise" the NHS and the "battle" to win voters. A distraction from the real wars that dog the planet?

post 30 January 2015
As Churchill's coffin passed, I cried and tried to hide my tears

On a cold January day in 1965, I joined the crowds in Oxford as Churchill's funeral train passed. Though we never exchanged a word, we were drawn together in one signal act of gratitude.

video 26 January 2015 World, Greece

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Can Syriza live up to the hype? - video

In the cold light of day - the morning after the night before - are Greek voters thinking more soberly about what the future now holds? Jon Snow speaks to people on the streets of Athens to find out.