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).
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Morland Sanders is a multi-award winning reporter with more than 20 years' experience. He began his career in Hong Kong - and has since worked in news and current affairs for every UK terrestrial network.
He won three Royal Television Society Awards whilst working on ITV's Tonight programme, and was previously the North of England correspondent for Channel 4 News.
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Antony Barnett is an award-winning investigative journalist who has been a staff reporter for Dispatches since 2007.
He has made several documentaries including Politicians for Hire, which secretly filmed former ministers like Stephen Byers boasting he was a 'cab for hire'. His films have investigated the funding of David Cameron, footballers who fail drugs tests and the plight of those who convert from Islam to Christianity.
More recently he has exposed scandals involving Olympic tickets and the board of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. His investigations have also featured on Channel 4 News.
Before joining Channel 4 he was the Investigations Editor for The Observer, where he worked for more than 13 years including spells as Public Affairs Editor and Industrial Correspondent.
He was responsible for breaking a number of high-profile stories, including the Hinduja-gate scandal which led to Peter Mandelson's second resignation and he was the first journalist to reveal Mark Thatcher's involvement in the failed coup in Equatorial Guinea.
Michael was a founding member of the Channel 4 News team when the programme launched in 1982. Then, he was Washington correspondent. He joined the BBC in 1990, working first on Panorama and, from 1992, on Newsnight.
Michael has won two RTS awards - one for his coverage of the 1988 US election, and one for a special Panorama programme on the life of Jeffrey Archer.
He has written several books - including biographies of Alex Ferguson, Jeffrey Archer and Michael Howard. Richard Nixon famously said that whilst visiting the Oxford Union in 1978, his toughest question came from Michael, then a student.
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Jackie Long is the Social Affairs Editor for Channel 4 News.
After more than two decades with the BBC, Jackie joined Channel 4 in 2011 to provide coverage of policy and public services, the shrinkage of the state and the real life stresses and strains of austerity Britain.
At the BBC, Jackie worked on Newsnight, The World at One, PM and Five Live.
Jackie writes a blog on social affairs for Channel 4 News.
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Tazeen is a broadcaster, journalist and writer who has presented and reported for programmes across radio and television for over 17 years.
Most recently, she has worked as a foreign correspondent for NBC News in America, alongside Dispatches for Channel 4.
On radio she has appeared on the BBC's 5 Live, Radio 4 and World Service.
She has also previously reported for BBC One's Election Night and presented 60 Seconds and The 7 O'Clock News on BBC Three.
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Thursday 30 August 2012