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Jon Snow is one of the best known British journalists and news presenters in the UK. He is best known for presenting Channel 4 news, though Jon has been a full time presenter for nearly 25 years. Jon Snow started his career at ITN in 1976 and was made Washington correspondent in 1984. In 1986, he returned to the UK as ITN’s Diplomatic Editor.
on has won many awards for his reporting including Best Male Presenter from the Royal Television Society, the Royal Television Society’s 1979 News Feature Award, for a report from Poland, the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s 1979 Golden Nymph top news award for Eritrea Air Attack, and the 1980 RTS TV Journalist of the Year Award for his coverage of Afghanistan, Iran and the Middle East. In 1981 he received the Valiant for Truth Media Award, and in the same year, The Royal Television Society’s International Award for a report on a guerrilla camp in El Salvador. In 1982 he won this award for a second time for his report, ‘El Salvador: Shoot-out on Polling Day’. He also collected the 1989 RTS Home News Award for ITN’s coverage of the Kegworth Air Crash. He has been a reporter in most of the world’s trouble spots, from central and Latin American to the Middle East, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Russia. He has been a main anchor for Channel 4 News since 1989.
Jon has reported many historical news stories to the world, such as the freeing of Nelson Mandela. He has also interviewed some of the world’s most famous leaders including George Bush Sr., Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Yasser Arafat, Moamar Ghadaffi and Tony Blair to name but a few.
Jon is Chairman of the New Horizon Youth Centre and Deputy Chairman of the Media Trust, and he is a highly experienced conference facilitator and after dinner speaker.
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