Jon Snow "is the main presenter of Channel 4's award-winning flagship news programme, Channel 4 News, which ITN has produced since its launch in 1982. He joined the presenting team of this highly?acclaimed programme in April 1989 and became its full?time presenter four months later.
"Jon also presents First Edition, the weekly news and current affairs programme aimed at 9-13 year olds co-produced for Channel 4 by ITN and Barraclough Carey North, and Weekly Planet, a late night topical debate programme broadcast on Channel 4.
"Jon Snow joined ITN in 1976 after working in local radio and was made Washington correspondent in 1984. He returned to the UK in 1986, spending the following three years as ITN's Diplomatic Editor during which time he reported on all the major stories around the world.
"In 1995 Jon received the award for Best Male Presenter from the Royal Television Society at their Programme and Technology Awards. He has also won numerous awards for his reporting over the years including 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 News 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'...
- Former President, Prison Reform Trust 
- Vice President, Hay Festival 
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- Patron, One World Action
- Patron, Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust 
- Patron, One World Broadcasting Trust 
- Patron, Maggie Cancer Care Centre 
- Patron, Volunteering England 
- Patron, SMK 
- Advisory Board, Project on Justice in Times of Transition
- Advisor, Delfina Foundation
- Council Member, Volunteer Services Overseas 
- Honorary Ambassador, Galapagos Conservation Trust 
- Trustee, Longford Trust 
- Former Trustee, Tate Gallery 
- Ambassador, Toynbee Hall 
- Former Trustee, Homeless Link
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- Michael Barker, Jon Snow's Big Society, Swans, 15 August 2011.
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