Jon Snow steps back from Channel 4 news after 32 years at the helm

Picture by: Hayley Barlow / Channel 4 News

Jon Snow, the 74-year-old journalist and longest-serving news presenter in Channel 4’s history, is stepping back from presenting the news after 32 years at the helm.

Ahead of his final show this evening (Thursday), Channel 4 News communications director Hayley Barlow shared a photo on Twitter of Snow looking out across the newsroom.

She wrote:

“Going to be an emotional day, our last shift working together, before the Channel 4 News lights dim at 8pm.”

Former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan made reference to Snow’s fondness of colourful ties.

He tweeted:

“Farewell Snowy ⁦@jonsnowC4⁩ after 32 years at Channel 4 News.

“You’ve been a consistently brilliant news broadcaster, and aside from the ludicrous ties, and dodgy helmets, a lot of fun too. Congrats on a great run – I’ll miss you!”

Snow’s career in journalism began at LBC in 1973 before he moved to ITN in 1976, where he served as Washington correspondent and diplomatic editor. Mr Snow then became the main presenter of Channel 4 News in 1989.

He has said he will continue to work with Channel 4 on long-form projects and spend more time focusing on his charitable work.

Jon Snow’s final programme airs tonight at 7pm on Channel 4.


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