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 12 September 2016
Parliament is falling down: what goes on inside needs repair too

The flummery, obscurity, ya-booing, and the rest, for all its theatrical entertainment, suggest a state living in the Dark Ages.

post 01 September 2016
Our permissive friendship with Wahhabism

Will Theresa May maintain Britain's friendship with Saudi Arabia while its brand of radical Islam continues to be exported to other countries?

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 21 July 2016
View from America: can the rude outsider win?

Flat. That's not a word you often hear of a Convention. But Donald Trump's four day Trumpethon has achieved it. The Cleveland arena ,which is capable of holding twenty thousand basketball fans, hasn'

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.