Jon Snow: Biography highlights
The veteran news anchor who has presented the Channel 4 News since 1989. Known for his honesty and openness, he has been at the forefront of keeping the British public up-to-date on current affairs for more than two decades and has inspired a generation of journalists. Also responsible for some of the most important current affairs documentaries of recent times (including the globally influential ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’).
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About Jon Snow
Jon Snow is the presenter of Britain’s award-winning Channel 4 News.
Jon joined ITN in 1976 and became Washington Correspondent in 1984. Since then, he has travelled the world to cover the news from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the release of Nelson Mandela, to Barack Obama’s inauguration and the earthquake in Haiti.
His many awards include a BAFTA fellowship, the Richard Dimbleby BAFTA award for Best Factual Contribution to Television (2005), and Royal Television Society awards for Journalist of the Year (2005 & 2006) and Presenter of the Year (2009 & 2010 and 2012).
He collected the BAFTA award for news coverage for the 2011 Channel 4 News’ coverage of the Japanese Tsunami. Jon delivered the prestigious MacTaggart Lecture at Edinburgh’s International Television Festival in 2017.
He has also presented a wide range of discussion programmes and a number of high-profile documentaries for Channel 4. He presented coverage of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Paralympics and also hosted a nightly programme in the run-up to the Paralympics, Jon Snow’s Paralympic Show.
He has presented a number of Dispatches programmes including Can You Trust Your Bank and the two-part Landlords from Hell. Other documentaries include Drugs Live, Genius of British Art – the Art of War, Jon Snow’s Tsunami, War on Terror Trial, Bloody Sunday Debate, Snow in Japan, The Emillionaire Show and Secrets of the Honours System. Jon hosted the live Channel 4 debate for the Scottish Referendum in September 2014.
Jon also chairs conferences and seminars and is a highly skilled conference facilitator and after dinner speaker. He has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad.
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Testimonials for Shooting History: A Personal Journey: 'He's much more than a newsreader. He understands what's happening and he provides intellectual underpinning. We know what he stands for and relate to it and trust him as a man.'
The Daily Mail
Testimonials for Shooting History: A Personal Journey: 'Pacy, candid and anecdote-laden, Snows account of a childhood spent in awe of his father is a delight.'
Testimonials for Shooting History: A Personal Journey: 'Snow is the closest thing we have to a modern-day George Orwell. A vivid, accurate, hones guide to the key world events from 1975.'