Jackie Long , Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Jackie Long is social affairs editor and presenter for Channel 4 News.

Jackie Long is Channel 4 News Social affairs editor and presenter. She joined the programme in 2011, following more than two decades at the BBC. Most recently she was Correspondent at Newsnight, and she previously worked on The World at One, PM and Five Live.

  • 15 Jun 2018

    As Universal Credit is savaged by critics, will the government soldier on?

    Today the National Audit Office released a report heavily critical of the Government’s flagship benefit programme Universal Credit – saying it is failing to deliver financial savings or employment benefits, all the while leaving some vulnerable benefit claimants struggling to make ends meet. This is a damning report but mostly because it’s on the back…

  • 14 Jun 2018

    Dr Tom Best was in charge of critical care at Kings College Hospital on the night of the fire.

  • 14 Jun 2018

    Shahin Sadafi is a survivor of the Grenfell disaster.

  • 14 Jun 2018

    After a day of commemorations, thousands of survivors, the bereaved and local residents have embarked on a silent march to remember those who were killed by the fire in Grenfell Tower a year ago. Earlier at the base of the tower they read out 72 names, the name of each and every person who lost their life…

  • 7 Jun 2018

    Scotland Yard is to investigate the London Fire Brigade over its use of the stay put policy during the Grenfell Tower Fire after claims that it cost lives – and should have been abandoned far earlier. Lawyers for the Fire Brigade told the public inquiry into the fire that a mass evacuation of the building would have been extremely difficult…

  • 4 Jun 2018

    They were told to stay inside their flats when the fire broke out. Now the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster has heard that the “stay put” advice substantially failed half an hour after the blaze broke out. Failing to abandon it then, the counsel to the inquiry said, could have made all the difference…

  • 28 May 2018

    A young Malian man, who climbed up a block of flats in Paris, to save a young child has been hailed as a hero by the French president Emmanuel Macron – who’s offered him citizenship and a new job as a firefighter. Mr Macron handed 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama a medal at the Elysee Palace for…

  • 26 May 2018

    Ireland votes a resounding ‘Yes’ to liberalising its strict abortion laws. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said the country was united – calling it the “culmination of a quiet revolution”.

  • 23 May 2018

    On Friday, Irish voters will be asked to repeal the part of the constitution which bans abortion. After that the government proposes to legalise abortion up to the twelfth week of pregnancy and in cases after that where the health of life of the mother is at risk. We’ve been following the campaign.

  • 23 May 2018

    On Friday Ireland will decide whether to scrap its almost-total ban on abortion. Vocal proponents for and against reforming the constitution have powered a referendum campaign that has become increasingly bitter, but with a significant proportion of the electorate thought to have made up their minds. Our Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long is joined in…

  • 21 May 2018

    It was a heart-rending and very human start to the official inquiry into the disaster. The family and friends of all 72 of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire have the opportunity to pay tribute to them. The first few were heard today.

  • 18 May 2018

    Anyone who’d hoped to see an African-American woman walk a royal bride down the aisle of an ancient English church with the world watching was disappointed today. It may have been Meghan Markle’s mother’s own reluctance, or perhaps it was one step too far from protocol and tradition for Palace officials. We’ll probably never know.…

  • 2 May 2018

    Security has all but collapsed. Millions are in desperate need of aid and there are constant outbreaks of fighting as the President tries to cling to power. This is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where countless children are caught up in this cycle of political turmoil and violence. Jackie Long has travelled across Kasai, from…

  • 6 Apr 2018

    Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick discusses violent crime.

  • 6 Apr 2018

    Violence has continued to grip the capital, with seven more people injured from stabbings since yesterday evening. The Met Police called an emergency meeting of community leaders to discuss a strategy for dealing with the issue, but those directly affected by violent crime in the city continue to be shocked by recent events. Patrick Boyce, whose…