Siobhan Kennedy is the Washington Correspondent for Channel 4 News, based in DC.
Siobhan joined Channel 4 News in 2008 where, as Business Editor, she covered the financial crisis, austerity and its impact on the British economy and more recently, Brexit.
Before that, as a reporter for The Times, she worked as Politics and Business Correspondent and prior to that was a correspondent for Reuters in London and New York, where she covered the tech boom and bust and 9/11. She returns to the US just in time for the 2020 election campaign.
It’s not so much the first 100 days, but the first 100 hours. Joe Biden had barely moved into the White House and the evening’s firework celebrations had yet to begin when he signed America back up to the Paris Accord, amid a flurry of executive orders. Four years of Trump exceptionalism on foreign policy…
A new day, a new era. President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris have been sworn into office, pledging to write a new chapter in America’s story and declaring “at this hour, democracy has prevailed”.
Donald Trump has less than 24 hours left as president, and the reckoning has already begun – including from some whose support he was able to count on.
There is a vaccine story in Washington too – 30 million doses delivered so far, but only 12 million have ended up in people’s arms. President-elect Biden intends to change that quickly. Today, he visited a food bank as Americans celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. King was assassinated and there are fears of similar…
Siobhan Kennedy is in Lansing, the state capital of Michigan for us now, another city facing tightened security.
In Washington, the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced a review of security at the US Capitol after last week’s violent riots, warning that any politicians found to have aided the mob would be held to account.
President Trump has been impeached for the second time in just over a year.
In Washington DC, the lower house is expected to vote in the next couple of hours on a historic second impeachment of President Trump.
A week after the violent raid on Capitol Hill and a week before the inauguration of President Biden, Donald Trump will become the first president in American history to be impeached twice.
The US Congress is debating a move calling for the removal of Donald J Trump from office under the 25th Amendment.
He is now the first President in American history to be impeached twice.
Washington and the US are still reeling from Wednesday’s extraordinary events.
They were scenes more reminiscent of a failed state, than of a 350-year-old vastly powerful Western democracy. A violent mob of Trump supporters rampaging through the most hallowed institution of American democracy, the US Capitol, storming into the debating chamber, sending politicians into hiding and ransacking offices. A woman was shot dead and three other…
Pro-Trump protesters have swarmed into the Capitol building in Washington DC, with police warning members of Congress that they should be prepared to pull their gas masks on.
Pro-Trump protesters have stormed the Capitol building on a day when Congress should have been ratifying Joe Biden’s election as president.