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 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.

post 23 January 2015
The Saudi king is dead, long live the Saudi king

Many thousands of Saudi men are in the field with Isis. But the Saudi royal family is so dominant that it is unclear who is linked to what when it comes to the export of extremism.

post 21 January 2015
No Chilcot report on Iraq: absolutely no surprise

No one knows how to delay an urgent inquiry into serious misjudgments, mistakes, and misdoings, than the British 'system'.

post 20 January 2015
No tears for the passing of the Sun's page 3 anachronism

There's no topless page 3 girl in today's edition of the Sun newspaper - but in the age of the internet, didn't the feature become obsolete many years ago?

post 19 January 2015
Fiddling whilst the Swissie churns

They spend their lives dealing, trading, monitoring and watching. Yet last week, when the Swiss Central Bank detached the Swissie from tracking the Euro, it turns out they knew nothing.

post 12 January 2015
Human rights: weapons exports, floggings and extremism

On Friday, as Jewish shoppers were being held or murdered in a Paris Supermarket, Raif Badawi, a Saudi blogger, was being lashed fifty times in a public flogging in Saudi Arabia.

post 07 January 2015
Charlie Hebdo shooting is a ferociously shocking moment

Even for a hardened news man in a hardened newsroom the mass shooting at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is a ferociously shocking moment.

post 05 January 2015
Time to end the special UK 'military relationship' with America?

For the first time in nearly a decade and a half we are not formally at war - but exactly how many "security" or "military" people we have left behind in Iraq and Afghanistan is an imprecise matter.

post 16 December 2014
Time to un-redact the mother of parliaments

The cry is up - if you have a conscience, if you care about your country's integrity and decency, you guys, start leaking!