Ciaran Jenkins is the North of England Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Ciaran Jenkins is currently based in Manchester, reporting from across the North of England.
He covers a wide range of stories, from home and social affairs to sport and technology. He has reported exclusively for Channel 4 News on international phone hacking scams and police racism.
Ciaran joined Channel 4 News in 2012 from the BBC, where he had specialised in politics and then education. During his time at the BBC he broke a series of exclusives on bogus academics and visa fraud, for which he won a number of awards.
After another week of hell in Aleppo, the last 24 hours has seen a lull in the fighting and bombing. It’s given US and Russian diplomats a chance to come together for talks at a summit in Rome.
Brazil has begun three days of national mourning after a charter plane carrying one of its top football teams crashed into the Colombian mountains, killing 75 people on board and leaving six survivors.
Channel 4 News reveals a cottage industry producing fake online news stories from an unexpected location. But who is behind them and what motivates them?
The Government has announced the route for the second phase of the high-speed rail line HS2, from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds. But there’s still uncertainity over one of the routes through South Yorkshire.
From Bob Geldof to bishops and MPs, people have been rushing to offer a place in their homes to Syrian refugees.
As a coroner says the upset caused by the potential withdrawal of benefits triggered the suicide of Julia Kelly, Channel 4 News looks at the wider impact of benefit changes on vulnerable claimants.
Our report from the County Durham village which residents say is “like Beirut” has raised many questions. Channel 4 News North of England Correspondent Ciaran Jenkins has some of the answers.
This is Horden, County Durham. Once a thriving mining community. Now emptied of jobs, and increasingly of the people who gave it life and soul.
Mary Kidson was cleared last year of poisoning her daughter after taking her to Belgium for medical treatment – but despite the landmark ruling they have yet to be reunited. Ciaran Jenkins met her.
In his mother’s words, Thomas Rawnsley was “a little bundle of joy”, but his death last week has prompted an investigation amid safeguarding concerns.
In 1973 Lynda Benglis put her body at the centre of her work, earning her world renown, or notoriety. Ahead of her first retrospective in the UK, Channel 4 News asks: is it still shocking?
Ciaran Jenkins attempts to question the former Rotherham council leader Paul Lakin over the damning child sex abuse report.
As the civil war in Syria nears its fourth bloody year, the country’s refugee crisis shows no signs of slowing. More than half of the country’s pre-war population is estimated to have been displaced.
Police officers in north east England are being forced to rush patients to A&E because ambulances are not available.
Thousands of young people across Britain have no home and are left moving from couch to couch just to stay off the streets, Ciaran Jenkins investigates the sofa surfing generation.