Channel 4 News
|Channel 4 News|
|Format||News, current affairs, sport|
|Presented by||Jon Snow|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||55 minutes
30 minutes (Friday and Saturday)
20-25 minutes (Sunday)
|Original channel||Channel 4|
|Original airing||2 November 1982|
|Related shows||More4 News (defunct)|
- 1 Current productions
- 2 Former productions
- 3 On air team
- 4 Non-broadcast media
- 5 Historical roles
- 6 Theme music
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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. Its editor since 1998, Jim Gray, has announced he will step down when a successor is appointed. Gray was previously Deputy Editor of BBC Newsnight. It is anchored by Jon Snow, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Cathy Newman and Matt Frei and is on the air Monday to Friday from 19:00-19:55 on Channel 4 and at variable times on weekends. Alex Thomson is the Chief Correspondent.
Channel 4 News is among the highest rated television programmes in the United Kingdom, winning a record five Royal Television Society Television Awards in February 2006. These included TV Journalist of the Year for Jon Snow, 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 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 for outstanding contribution to the world of news and current affairs.
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's daytime schedule (except when live Horse Racing was being broadcast). It was presented by Krishnan Guru-Murthy. 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 and replaced with the five minute Channel 4 News Summary, the last broadcast airing on 18 December 2009. 
Aired Monday to Friday on sister channel More4, More4 News was anchored by Kylie Morris, 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. 
On air team
|1982–1989||Peter Sissons||Main newscaster|
|2011–||Matt Frei||Washington Correspondent|
|Paul Mason||Culture and Digital Media Editor|
|Tom Clarke||Science Editor|
|Michael Crick||Political Correspondent|
|Andy Davies||Home Affairs Correspondent|
|Gary Gibbon||Political Editor|
|Lindsey Hilsum||International Editor|
|Faisal Islam||Economics Editor|
|Simon Israel||Home Affairs Correspondent|
|Victoria MacDonald||Health & Social Care Correspondent|
|Jonathan Miller||Foreign Affairs Correspondent|
|Jonathan Rugman||Foreign Affairs Correspondent|
|Sarah Smith||Business Correspondent|
|Darshna Soni||Midlands Correspondent|
|John Sparks||Asia Correspondent|
|Alex Thomson||Chief Correspondent|
|2011–||Liam Dutton||Weather Forecaster|
|2007–||Sam Wapples||Graphic Design Leader|
|1994–||Fabrizio Viani||Senior Designer|
|1997–||Mike Smith||Senior Designer|
|1998–||Ian Watkins||Senior Designer|
|2005–||Sue Kearley-Schon||Senior Designer|
|2012–||Kevin O'Dell||Senior Designer|
Channel 4 News also produce a variety of non-broadcast media, including a range of journalist authored blogs to deliver insight and analysis of the news from the news team. Channel 4 News also produces Snowmail, a free daily email from the news reporter team, giving their personal take on the day's news agenda and behind-the-scenes newsroom goings-on.
In 2003, Channel 4 News broke the story of the Dodgy Dossier which led to a political crisis in Britain.
The music in the Channel 4 News titles is an orchestration of "Best Endeavours" by Alan Hawkshaw. It was introduced a few months after the channel's launch, and has remained in use since.
- "Channel 4 News Jim Gray to step down". Channel 4. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
- Biography Liam Dutton
- Deans, Jason (5 August 2009). "The Guardian - Channel 4 to axe News at Noon and More4 News". London. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
- "Channel 4 News Blogs Home". Channel 4 News. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
- "General Enquiries: What is Snowmail?". Channel 4. Retrieved 29 September 2013.