Siobhan Kennedy , Business Editor

Siobhan Kennedy is the Business Editor, and her beat includes everything from industrial action and the long term impact of the recession to where growth is coming from in the economy.

Siobhan joined Channel 4 News in 2008, from The Times. As a newspaper reporter she worked as Politics and Business Correspondent, and before that the Mergers and Private Equity Correspondent. Before The Times, Siobhan worked for Reuters based in London and New York.

  • 20 Apr 2018

    We asked Chancellor Philip Hammond, who was in Washington for the IMF’s spring meeting, if those caught up in the Windrush scandal would be in line for compensation, among other issues.

  • 18 Apr 2018

    The Culture Secretary Matt Hancock announced an extra £15m to help bolster cyber-security amongst Commonwealth nations today. He’s also the minister investigating Facebook’s conduct in the UK following the data harvesting scandal exposed by this programme. We sat down with him and asked whether his threat to bring in extra regulation really had any teeth.

  • 17 Apr 2018

    A former senior employee at controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, Brittany Kaiser, has told MPs that the company continued to use Facebook data after being ordered to delete it. Today her former boss Alexander Nix pulled out of his appearance in front of the same committee tomorrow. She also told MPs that the Brexit campaigner…

  • 16 Apr 2018

    For the first time ever, British and US intelligence services have come together to issue a stark warning about what they describe as pre-planned and co-ordinated cyber attacks on millions of internet devices by Russian state-sponsored hackers. The US Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre promised to push…

  • 11 Apr 2018

    Mark Zuckerberg’s revelation on Capitol Hill that he had his own data harvested has been echoed across the Atlantic, as British Facebook users are being notified about what happened to their personal details. In London, the Culture Secretary Matt Hancock hauled in Facebook executives to explain the data privacy harvest and what the company was doing…

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Two and a half centuries old and one of our remaining giants of engineering: GKN. Today the company failed in its bid to stave off a hostile take-over by Melrose, known for breaking up and selling-off the companies it acquires. Unions and MPs had warned against allowing the take-over to go ahead, and the government has…

  • 26 Mar 2018

    The fallout from this programme’s investigation into Facebook data harvesting is continuing to be felt across the globe. Lindsey Hilsum is in Kenya, where the strategy firm that harvested the data, Cambridge Analytica, boasted of helping swing last year’s presidential election. And Siobhan Kennedy is the United States, where Facebook’s shares have plunged a further…

  • 25 Mar 2018

    Facebook is attempting to put a disastrous week behind it by apologising for its part in the data harvesting scandal  The social media giant has taken out full page advertisements in almost a dozen major US and UK newspapers. But it’s a different experience on the ground outside Facebooks headquarters in California as our Business…

  • 24 Mar 2018

    This past week, Facebook has seen billions wiped from its share value after revelations, including some made by this programme that 50 million profiles were used by Cambridge Analytica to influence elections around the world. Now, if the internet has a home it is Silicon Valley. But even there where so many make their living…

  • 23 Mar 2018

    Nowhere is the fallout of the data scandal felt more keenly than at Facebook headquarters. Mark Zuckerberg is due to speak to staff in California about his firm’s involvement. The social media giant has seen billions wiped from its value after it emerged the personal details of up to 50 million users were used by…

  • 20 Mar 2018

    Legislators on both sides of the Atlantic have given Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg a stark message: you need to tell us why you let Cambridge Analytica harvest data from tens of millions of Facebook users. And you need to do it in person. Not just lawyers. Not spokespeople. You, Mr Zuckerberg. The demands came as…

  • 15 Mar 2018

    ‘It’s NOT about Brexit’ but the consumer goods giant Unilever, one of the largest Footsie companies in the UK, is to move it headquarters to Rotterdam. The Anglo Dutch concern – the maker of hundreds of household names like Marmite, Dove soap and Pot Noodle employs over 7000 people in the UK. The company said…

  • 14 Mar 2018

    Now a headline from ITN, the company that makes this programme and ITV News. It has disclosed that men working here are on average paid nearly 20% more than women. Chief Executive John Hardie told our Business Editor Siobhan Kennedy he would cut the gap in half within five years by nurturing female talent and…

  • 7 Mar 2018

    A tax on US products like peanut butter, orange juice and cranberries could be on the way, as the European Union warned it could retaliate against Donald Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on certain imports. Europe’s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said she had “serious doubts” about America’s claim that it was trying to protect its…

  • 4 Mar 2018

    Councils across England will be stripped of their powers over planning decisions if they fail to build enough houses, the Government has warned. Theresa May – who will set out more details of the review tomorrow – said if local authorities didn’t have a plan for their area, the Government would intervene. Our business editor…