Jon Snow Bio, Wiki
Jon Snow whose full name is Jonathan George Snow HonFRIBA is an English journalist and television presenter, best known as the longest-running presenter of Channel 4 News, which he has presented since 1989. Snow announced his departure from the job on April 29, 2021, and his final episode is set to air at the end of the year. Despite the fact that ITN produces Channel 4’s news programming, Snow is hired directly by the station.
Jon Snow Age
He was born on 28 September 1947 in Ardingly, Sussex, England.
Jon Snow Height
He boasts of a height of 1.93 meters.
Jon Snow Family
Snow was the son of George D’Oyly Snow, Bishop of Whitby, and Joan, a pianist who trained at the Royal College of Music, and was born in Ardingly, Sussex. He is the grandson of General Sir Thomas D’Oyly Snow (about whom he speaks in the foreword to Ronald Skirth’s war book The Reluctant Tommy) and the cousin of retired BBC television news presenter Peter Snow. His father was the headmaster at Ardingly College, where he grew up.
Jon Snow Wife – Partner
Madeleine Colvin, a human rights lawyer with whom he has two daughters, has been Snow’s companion for 35 years. Snow married Precious Lunga, a scientist born and raised in Rhodesia, in March 2010. (now Zimbabwe). In March 2021, they had a kid through surrogacy.
Jon Snow Channel 4
Snow has been the face of Channel 4 News since 1989.
Jon Snow 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.
By 1978, he was working as a correspondent for ITN, and in November of that year was sent on a mission to Vietnam to report on the plight of the boat people. He served as ITN’s Washington correspondent (1983–1986) and as diplomatic editor (1986–1989) before becoming the main presenter of Channel 4 News in 1989. In 1992, he was the main anchor for ITN’s election night programme, broadcast on ITV; he presented the programme alongside Robin Day, Alastair Stewart and Julia Somerville. (Previously ITN’s programme had typically been presented by Alastair Burnet, who left ITN in 1991.
The 1992 election night programme was the only one hosted by Snow. He was replaced by Jonathan Dimbleby from 1997 onwards. Snow has won several RTS Awards – two for reports from El Salvador, one for his reporting of the Kegworth air disaster as well as the 1995 Award for Best Male Presenter and the 1980 Award for TV Journalist of the Year for his coverage of Afghanistan, Iran and the Middle East.
Snow is known for sporting his vast collection of colorful ties and socks.
While working as a journalist in Uganda, he flew alongside President Idi Amin in the presidential jet, and Snow has recounted how while Amin appeared to be asleep he thought seriously about taking Amin’s revolver and shooting him dead, but was worried about the consequences of firing a loose round in a jet.
In 1976, Snow reportedly rejected an approach by British intelligence services to spy on his colleagues. At first he was asked to supply information about the Communist Party, but he was then asked to spy on certain “left-wing people” working in television. In return he would have received secret monthly, tax-free payments, matching his then salary.
In 1980, in the early stages of the Iran–Iraq War, he helped rescue a British ship that had become trapped in Iranian waters.
Jon Snow Snowmail
In 2002 he returned to radio, presenting Jon Snow Reports on Oneword Radio, a weekly show and podcast. He wrote regular articles for the Channel 4 News website and Snowmail – a daily email newsletter on the big stories coming up on the evening edition of Channel 4 News.
Jon Snow Leaving Channel 4
Snow announced his departure from the job on April 29, 2021, and his final episode is set to air at the end of the year.
Jon Snow Awards
His many awards include the Richard Dimbleby Bafta award for Best Factual Contribution to Television (2005), and Royal Television Society awards for Journalist of the Year (2006) and Presenter of the Year (2009).
Jon Snow Salary
His annual salary is estimated to range between $ 100,000 – $ 500,000.
Jon Snow Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.