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.
America is back, he said. As he makes his first foreign trip as president, Joe Biden is keen to emphasise his priorities – climate change, relations with Russia and China and the Covid vaccine. Tonight it’s being reported that the US is to buy 500 million Pfizer doses to donate internationally. The president is keen…
A hedge fund with a tiny stake in the massive oil giant that is ExxonMobil has pulled off a boardroom coup by persuading Exxon shareholders to vote to put two new directors on the board.
The final moments of George Floyd’s life were brutal, killed by a police officer as he pleaded for his life, calling out “I can’t breathe”. His murder exactly a year ago today shocked the world and sparked a global uprising of people demanding racial justice. Those calls grew into deafening cries for equal rights from…
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Calls for defunding and reform of the police have echoed across America since the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer last summer. But what might that actually look like? As lawmakers attempt to construct legislation to bring about reform nationally, we have been to Camden in New Jersey, a city once riddled…
Does it feel like social media has all gone a bit quiet in recent months?
In the US, President Biden has given his first speech to a joint session of Congress.
On the second day of a virtual international summit, Mr Biden urged world leaders to view tackling climate change as an “opportunity for economic prosperity”, ramping up investment in renewable energy and cleaner economies.
It was an astonishing turnaround from the days of Donald Trump, who thumbed his nose at climate change science and pulled out of the Paris Accord.
In a unanimous decision, they found him guilty of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd.
President Biden has made the fight against climate change a key priority of his new administration, cancelling the planned Keystone XL pipeline on his very first day in office. But he hasn’t done the same for Enbridge 3, a pipeline carrying oil across much of Northern Minnesota, including swathes of Native American land. Protesters claim…
In America it’s the seventh day of the murder trial of the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who is accused of killing George Floyd last summer.
In the last hour, the US Capitol has been locked down by police.
In America, another case that is putting police practises under the spotlight is the trial of the Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd. The court heard tearful testimony from his girlfriend today. And footage from Chauvin’s bodycam was shown. In the previously unseen video, Chauvin is heard saying that George Floyd…
Derek Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to three charges relating to the killing of Mr Floyd, whose death sparked a wave of Black Lives Matter protests across the world.