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.

  • 4 Jan 2018

    He’s the bad boy every kid wanted to be. Dennis the Menace has been making mischief in Britain’s best known comic the Beano for decades. But in a market where sales are declining, Dennis has been forced to have a digital makeover. A new multi-million pound TV series has been developed and the company is…

  • 19 Dec 2017

    All they want for Christmas is £9 million. That’s the demand the Pension Protection Fund has made to the ailing retailer Toys R Us. The PPF said it planned to vote against the group’s restructuring plan at a meeting on Thursday unless it came up with the cash to beef up its pension pot. If…

  • 14 Dec 2017

    It’s a media mega-deal – Rupert Murdoch is selling the vast majority of his 21st Century Fox media empire to larger rival Disney. But what does the £39bn deal mean for his attempts to take control of the British broadcaster Sky?

  • 13 Dec 2017

    A baby girl has survived after being born with her heart outside her body. Vanellope Hope Wilkins had surgery within an hour of being delivered at the Glenfeld hospital in Leicester – with a team of 50 staff carrying out three operations to replace her heart inside her chest. A warning – this report shows…

  • 12 Dec 2017

    Households have just been given an early Christmas present they could do without – inflation hitting its highest level for nearly six years. The rise to 3.1 per cent for November has been fuelled by jumps in the prices of food, computer games, toys and air fares. Wage growth is lagging behind at 2.2 per…

  • 10 Dec 2017

    The Brexit Secretary, David Davis, says the odds of a no-deal Brexit have dropped dramatically. He described the kind of agreement he wanted to reach as a supercharged version of Canada’s deal with the EU. Our business editor, Siobhan Kennedy, reports.

  • 6 Dec 2017

    “The political turmoil over Ireland is rattling an already extremely anxious business community.”

  • 30 Nov 2017

    Net migration to the UK fell by a third in the year after the Brexit vote. That’s over 100,000 fewer migrants arriving between June 2016 and June 2017. The Office for National Statistics said those coming to Britain to look for work, especially EU citizens, was down by 43 per cent. It added that it…

  • 29 Nov 2017

    One of America’s highest paid and best known news presenters has been fired over allegations of sexual misconduct. NBC announced they were sacking the Today Show host Matt Lauer after a detailed complaint from a colleague. Lauer is just the latest in a string of top television news stars to be fired.

  • 28 Nov 2017

    It’s not just in Dublin that the threat of new trade barriers is causing concern. Ford’s European boss has warned that a no-deal Brexit could cost his company 1 billion dollars a year in tariffs. Speaking exclusively to Channel 4 News, Steven Armstrong, Ford’s boss in Europe the Middle East and Africa, said a hard…

  • 27 Nov 2017

    From boosting innovation, to spreading prosperity around the country, the Government has highlighted five key areas where the country should improve its industrial performance announcing a new independent watchdog to monitor progress. Business Secretary Greg Clark said the government wanted to set up more long term deals in the areas with the biggest potential for…

  • 22 Nov 2017

    Housing is already dominating the headlines, but not necessarily for the reasons the Chancellor would have hoped for.

  • 21 Nov 2017

    As ministers continue to wrangle over the new figure that will settle the Brexit bill with Europe, the Chancellor Philip Hammond has been doing his own final sums ahead of tomorrow’s budget.

  • 20 Nov 2017

    An American television presenter has claimed that African-American staff at Fox News are consistently marginalised – as he gave evidence to the competition watchdog investigating the proposed Fox takeover of Sky. Kelly Wright said there was a culture of systemic and institutional bias in America – declaring “it’s wrong and we are better than this”.…

  • 14 Nov 2017

    Ahead of next week’s budget, the demands for cash are already landing on the Chancellor’s desk. Today it was headteachers calling for more investment and college chiefs urging an end to the cuts. Mr Hammond’s own Tory colleague Jacob Rees-Mogg has also issued his own alternative financial manifesto, claiming there would be a huge dividend…