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Channel 4 News

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Channel 4 News is the news division of British television broadcaster Channel 4
Channel 4
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began working on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority , the station is now owned and operated by the Channel...

. It is produced by ITN, and has been in operation since the broadcaster's launch in 1982.

Channel 4 News is the name of the flagship evening news programme. Channel 4 News is noted for its extensive coverage of international news and good background reports on current affairs. It is edited by Jim Gray who was previously Deputy Editor of Newsnight.
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Channel 4 News is the news division of British television broadcaster Channel 4
Channel 4
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began working on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority , the station is now owned and operated by the Channel...

. It is produced by ITN, and has been in operation since the broadcaster's launch in 1982.

Channel 4 News


Channel 4 News is the name of the flagship evening news programme. Channel 4 News is noted for its extensive coverage of international news and good background reports on current affairs. It is edited by Jim Gray who was previously Deputy Editor of Newsnight. It is anchored by Jon Snow
Jon Snow
Jon Snow is an English journalist and presenter, currently employed by ITN. He is best known for presenting Channel 4 News.He was Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University from 2001 to 2008.-Early life:...

 and is on the air Monday to Friday from 19:00-19:55 on Channel 4
Channel 4
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began working on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority , the station is now owned and operated by the Channel...

. Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Krishnan Guru-Murthy , is a British television presenter and journalist employed by Channel 4. He presents the Channel 4 Evening News and the foreign affairs programme Unreported World.-Education:...

 and Alex Thomson are the main presenters when Snow is absent.

Channel 4 News is well regarded as a serious news programme, most recently winning a record five Royal Television Society
Royal Television Society
The Royal Television Society is a British-based educational charity for the discussion, and analysis of television in all its forms, past, present and future. It is the oldest television society in the world...

 Television Awards in February 2006. These included TV Journalist of the Year for Jon Snow
Jon Snow
Jon Snow is an English journalist and presenter, currently employed by ITN. He is best known for presenting Channel 4 News.He was Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University from 2001 to 2008.-Early life:...

, Home News Award for the Attorney General leak, and the International News Award for Congo's Tin Soldiers.

It won the News Coverage British Academy Television Award in 2004
British Academy Television Awards 2004
The 2004 British Academy Television Awards were held on Sunday 18 April at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London. The ceremony was broadcast on the ITV Network, and hosted by television presenter Davina McCall.-Winners:*Best Actor...

 and the 2004 International Emmy for the best news programme produced and aired outside the United States. Jon Snow won the Richard Dimbleby British Academy Television Award in 2005
British Academy Television Awards 2005
The 2005 British Academy Television Awards were held on Sunday 17 April at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. The ceremony was hosted by Irish comedian and television presenter Graham Norton.-Winners:*Best Actor...

 for outstanding contribution to the world of news and current affairs.

It is the flagship news programme on Channel 4
Channel 4
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began working on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority , the station is now owned and operated by the Channel...

 which is on the air 19:00-19:55 weeknights on Channel 4
Channel 4
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began working on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority , the station is now owned and operated by the Channel...

 (19:00-19:30 on Fridays). It also broadcasts on Saturday and Sunday evenings, usually at 18:30-19:00.

Channel 4 News Summary


A replacement to the Channel 4 News at Noon in the 12:00 slot, it first aired on 21 December 2009, giving a five minute summary of the news.

News at Noon


News at Noon was first introduced in 2003 for the duration of the Iraq war, and due to its instant success, it was kept on in the Channel 4
Channel 4
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began working on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority , the station is now owned and operated by the Channel...

's daytime schedule (except when live Horse Racing was being broadcast). It was presented by Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Krishnan Guru-Murthy , is a British television presenter and journalist employed by Channel 4. He presents the Channel 4 Evening News and the foreign affairs programme Unreported World.-Education:...

. Prior to this bulletin, the programme in the slot was Powerhouse, a political news programme, also produced by ITN. As a consequence of the advertising slowdown during the 2009 recession, the programme was cancelled, along with More4 News
More4 News
More4 News was a daily news programme on the More4 digital television channel in the United Kingdom, airing Monday to Friday from 8.00pm to 8.30pm from 2005 to 2009.-History:More4 News launched at the inception of the More4 channel on 10 October 2005...

and replaced with the five minute Channel 4 News Summary, the last broadcast airing on 18 December 2009. 

More4 News



Aired Monday to Friday on sister channel More4
More4
More4 is a digital television channel, run by British broadcaster Channel 4, that launched on 10 October 2005. It is carried on Freeview, on satellite broadcasters Freesat and Sky, UK IPTV broadcaster TalkTalk TV and on UK cable network Virgin Media and in the Republic of Ireland cable networks...

, More4 News was anchored by Kylie Morris
Kylie Morris
Kylie Morris is an Australian newsreader. She moved to the United Kingdom in 1998 after working with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She started working for the BBC in 2000 as a foreign correspondent. During her time there she covered the second intifada in Gaza, and postwar Afghanistan...

, it ran for 30 minutes, aiming to go in-depth into a certain issue. As a consequence of the advertising slowdown during the 2009 recession, the programme was cancelled, along with the News at Noon, the last broadcast airing on 18 December 2009. 

Main newscasters

  • 1982 - 1989 Peter Sissons
    Peter Sissons
    Peter George Sissons is a broadcast journalist in the United Kingdom. He was the presenter of the BBC Nine O'Clock News and the BBC News at Ten between 1993 and 2003, as earlier a newscaster for ITN, providing bulletins on ITV and Channel 4. He is also a former presenter of the BBC's Question Time...

  • 1989–present Jon Snow
    Jon Snow
    Jon Snow is an English journalist and presenter, currently employed by ITN. He is best known for presenting Channel 4 News.He was Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University from 2001 to 2008.-Early life:...



Between 1982 and 1989, Alastair Stewart
Alastair Stewart
Alastair James Stewart OBE is an English journalist and newscaster. Stewart is currently employed by ITN where he is a main newscaster for ITV News.-Early life:...

 and Nicholas Owen (the latter now with BBC News
BBC News
BBC News is the department of the British Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online...

) were also regular presenters of the Channel 4 News, as was Dermot Murnaghan
Dermot Murnaghan
Dermot Murnaghan is a British journalist and television presenter.He is well known for his work as a presenter of ITV and BBC News as well as the shows Eggheads and Treasure Hunt . He co-presented BBC Breakfast from Monday to Thursday as well as regularly fronting national BBC news bulletins...

 between 1989 and 1993.

Shahnaz Pakravan
Shahnaz Pakravan
Shahnaz Pakravan is a radio and television presenter.-Education:Pakravan was educated at Moreton Hall School, a girls' independent boarding school in Oswestry, Shropshire, in England.-Life and career:...

, Fiona Murch and Zeinab Badawi
Zeinab Badawi
Zeinab Badawi is a Sudanese-British television and radio journalist. She was the first presenter of the ITV Morning News , and co-presented Channel 4 News with Jon Snow , before joining BBC News. Badawi is currently the presenter of World News Today broadcast on both BBC Four and BBC World News...

 were all regular co-presenters in the 1990s; Pakravan alternated with Dermot Murnaghan as the main presenter of the 'Channel 4 Summary' bulletins on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

News correspondents/Other newscasters



  • Judy Aslett
  • Matthew Cain - Culture Editor
  • Tom Clarke
    Tom Clarke
    Tom Clarke or Thomas Clarke may refer to:* Tom Clarke , Lead singer of The Enemy* Tom Clarke , British Member of Parliament...

     - Science Correspondent
  • Benjamin Cohen - Technology Correspondent
  • Michael Crick
    Michael Crick
    Michael Crick is a British journalist, author and broadcaster. Crick was a founding member of the Channel 4 News Team in 1982. He worked on the BBC's Newsnight between 1992 and 2011, acting as the programme's political editor from 2007 to his departure...

     - Political Correspondent
  • Andy Davies - Home Affairs Correspondent
  • Carl Dinnen
  • Matt Frei
    Matt Frei
    Matthias Frei better known as Matt Frei is a German-born British television news journalist and writer, presently the Washington, D.C. correspondent for Channel 4 News.-Personal life:...

     - Washington Correspondent
  • Gary Gibbon
    Gary Gibbon
    Gary Gibbon is political editor for Channel 4 News. Previously, he had served as political correspondent at Channel 4 News since 1994...

     - Political Editor
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy
    Krishnan Guru-Murthy
    Krishnan Guru-Murthy , is a British television presenter and journalist employed by Channel 4. He presents the Channel 4 Evening News and the foreign affairs programme Unreported World.-Education:...

     - Presenter
  • Lindsey Hilsum
    Lindsey Hilsum
    Lindsey Hilsum is an English television journalist. She is the International Editor for Channel 4 News, and a regular contributor to the Sunday Times, The Observer, The Guardian, The New Statesman, and Granta....

     - International Editor
  • Faisal Islam
    Faisal Islam
    Faisal Islam is an award winning journalist and the economics editor for Channel 4 News.-Education:Faisal was educated at Manchester Grammar School, a boys' independent school in Manchester, followed by Trinity College, Cambridge. He graduated from City University in London in 2000, with a Post...

     - Economics Editor
  • Simon Israel - Home Affairs Correspondnet
  • Victoria MacDonald - Health & Social Care Correspondnet
  • Lucy Manning
  • Nick Martin
    Nick Martin
    Nicholas Gordon Martin is a leading behavior geneticist who has published over 600 peer-reviewed articles on topics as diverse as the heritability of religion and intelligence to medical disorders such as endometriosis...

  • Jonathan Miller - Foreign Affairs Correspondnet
  • Saima Mohsin
    Saima Mohsin
    Saima Mohsin is a British journalist.Mohsin attended the University of Birmingham and in 1998 gained a BA degree in political science with English literature, followed by a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism in 1999...


  • Kylie Morris
    Kylie Morris
    Kylie Morris is an Australian newsreader. She moved to the United Kingdom in 1998 after working with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She started working for the BBC in 2000 as a foreign correspondent. During her time there she covered the second intifada in Gaza, and postwar Afghanistan...

  • Bridgid Nzekwu
  • Cathy Newman - Presenter
  • Nick Paton Walsh
    Nick Paton Walsh
    Nick Paton Walsh , is an award-winning British journalist, who is an international correspondent with CNN, currently serving as their Kabul Correspondent. He has been an Asia and foreign affairs correspondent for the UK's Channel Four News, and Moscow correspondent for The Guardian newspaper. He is...

  • Katie Razzall - Reporter
  • Emily Reuben
    Emily Reuben
    Emily Reuben is a reporter and presenter on British television's Now with CNNChannel 4 News.She previously presented More4 News. She married in 2004.-External links:*, Press Gazette, 1 December 2006***...

  • Jonathan Rugman - Foregin Affairs Correspondent
  • Julian Rush
  • Sarah Smith - Business Correspondent
  • Darshna Soni
  • John Sparks - Asia Correspondent
  • Lindsay Taylor
  • Alex Thomson - Chief Correspondent
  • Sue Turton
  • Roz Upton

Historical roles


In 2003, Channel 4 News broke the story of the "Dodgy Dossier
Dodgy Dossier
Iraq: Its Infrastructure of Concealment, Deception and Intimidation was a 2003 briefing document for the Blair Labour government...

" which led to a political crisis in Britain.

Theme music


The music in the Channel 4 News titles is an orchestration of "Best Endeavours" by Alan Hawkshaw
Alan Hawkshaw
Alan Hawkshaw is a British composer and performer, particularly of themes for movies and television programmes...

. It was introduced a few months after the channel's launch, and has remained in use since.

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