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 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.

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.