Jon Snow’s award winning career as a journalist and presenter has made him a popular choice, both at home and abroad, as a conference facilitator, after dinner speaker, (sharing his experiences from the many encounters with political giants during his long and illustrious career), quiz host and of course awards host. Presenter of Britain’s award-winning Channel 4 News, Jon joined ITN in 1976 and has been reporting news, live from studios, battlegrounds and celebratory events around the world, directly into our living rooms, ever since. His wealth of experience and good humour make him an invaluable addition to any event.
After joining ITN in 1976 Jon 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 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.
As well as presenting the programme, Jon writes Snowblog – a unique take on the day’s events – and Snowmail – a preview of the evening programme’s main stories.