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.

  • 28 Mar 2018

    Harvey Weinstein’s former assistant Zelda Perkins has told MPs a gagging order she says she was forced to sign when she left his company was “morally lacking in every way”. Parliament’s women and equalities committee is investigating the use of non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, which critics say often create a damaging culture of secrecy .

  • 21 Mar 2018

    He’s famous for playing politicians and journalists on the big screen. Now actor Michael Sheen has a new role, taking on Britain’s high-cost lenders. The Hollywood actor, who played Tony Blair in ‘The Queen’, has founded and funded a new alliance¬†aimed at promoting, alternative, affordable credit.

  • 15 Mar 2018

    The police investigation into the Grenfell Tower Fire in which 71 people died has found that at least one of the fire doors for the flats was only half as effective as it should have been. The Housing Secretary Sajid Javid said the risk to public safety in buildings with the same doors remains low.¬†…

  • 13 Mar 2018

    Labour’s response to the Chancellor’s spring statement was that austerity is still hitting the most vulnerable, even though the Chancellor insists spending on people with disabilities is increasing. But families of disabled young people across the UK say services are worse now than they were three years ago.

  • 8 Mar 2018

    Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins discusses domestic violence.

  • 8 Mar 2018

    It is International Women’s Day and the government has chosen it to launch a consultation on domestic violence, which it describes as a “once in a generation opportunity ” to help stamp out abuse. Among its proposals, a move to put a greater focus on emotional and psychological abuse as well as physical violence. The…

  • 7 Mar 2018

    A star of Hollywood’s golden age, she was once called the most beautiful woman in the world. But Hedy Lamarr was also fiercely intelligent, something which went totally unrecognised at the time. Now a new documentary, Bombshell, reveals her invention of secure military communications. Susan Sarandon, the film’s executive producer, and director Alexandra Dean discuss…

  • 2 Mar 2018

    A Winter Olympics ceremony has also been affected by the weather. The lighting of the Paralympic Heritage Flame was cancelled for members of the public because of the snow. But the torch event took place anyway.

  • 1 Mar 2018

    The government should immediately offer financial compensation to the surviving 2,000 victims of “fundamentally flawed” child migration programmes, according to the first report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Thousands of children were sent abroad between 1945 and 1970 by charities and the Catholic church. The inquiry heard that they suffered physical and…

  • 24 Feb 2018

    “Job Done” – that was the tweet from the grime artist Stormzy after he helped a petition calling for the government to reshape the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire pass the 100,000 signatures it needed to take it to Parliament. After his controversial performance at the Brit awards this week criticising the Prime Minister’s…

  • 24 Feb 2018

    A former top adviser to the Trump presidential election campaign has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy. Rick Gates is now expected to become a co-operating witness for the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into possible Russian interference in the presidential election.

  • 24 Feb 2018

    Karim Mussilhy, whose uncle died in the Grenfell Tower fire, was one of the individuals who started the petition calling on the Prime Minister to take action to build public trust in the inquiry. I asked him how he felt following the developments.

  • 16 Feb 2018

    Thirteen Russian nationals have been indicted on charges of interfering in US elections. All are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, while five face additional charges of aggravated identity theft, with three accused of fraud. The charges were announced by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and come from the special investigation by Robert…

  • 9 Feb 2018

    Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern, discusses the Kettle’s Yard show.

  • 9 Feb 2018

    Former US Ambassador to South Korea, Christopher Hill. discusses the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, where North and South Korea marched together under a single flag.