Channel 4 News

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"Channel Four News" redirects here. For the name used by various local newscasts in the United States (mainly NBC), see Channel 4 News (United States). For other uses, see Channel 4 News (disambiguation).
Channel 4 News
Channel 4 News.svg
Presented by Jon Snow
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) ITN
Running time 55 minutes
(Monday–Thursday)
30 minutes (Friday and Saturday)
20-25 minutes (Sunday)
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Original airing 2 November 1982
Chronology
Related shows More4 News (defunct)
External links
Website

Channel 4 News is the main news programme on British television broadcaster Channel 4. It is produced by ITN, and has been in operation since Channel 4's launch in November 1982.

Current productions[edit]

Channel 4 News[edit]

Channel 4 News is the name of UK Channel 4's award-winning flagship evening news programme.

The news editor is Ben de Pear, appointed in July 2012.[1] The programme is presented 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.

In November 2011, Liam Dutton became Channel 4's first ever weather presenter, joining from BBC Weather.[2]

Channel 4 News Summary[edit]

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.

Former productions[edit]

News at Noon[edit]

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. [3]

More4 News[edit]

Main article: More4 News

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. [3]

On air team[edit]

Newscasters[edit]

Years Newscasters Title Other roles
1989– Jon Snow Main Newscaster
2011– Matt Frei Newscaster
1998– Krishnan Guru-Murthy
2011– Cathy Newman

Correspondents/editors[edit]

Years Correspondents/Editors Title Other roles
Paul Mason Culture and digital media editor
Tom Clarke Science editor
Michael Crick Political correspondent
Andy Davies Home affairs correspondent
Carl Dinnen Reporter
Gary Gibbon Political editor
Lindsey Hilsum International editor
Faisal Islam Economics editor
Simon Israel Home affairs correspondent
Ciaran Jenkins Reporter
Victoria Macdonald Health & social care correspondent
Jonathan Miller Foreign affairs correspondent
Paraic O'Brien Reporter
Katie Razzall Reporter
Jonathan Rugman Foreign affairs correspondent
Darshna Soni Home affairs correspondent
John Sparks Asia correspondent
Alex Thomson Chief correspondent

Weather forecaster[edit]

Years Forecaster Title Other roles
2011– Liam Dutton Weather forecaster

Design team[edit]

Years Title Other roles
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

Non-broadcast media[edit]

Channel 4 News also produces 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.[4] 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.[5]

Historical roles[edit]

In 2003, Channel 4 News broke the story of the Dodgy Dossier which led to a political crisis in Britain.[6]

Theme music[edit]

The music in the Channel 4 News titles is an orchestration of "Best Endeavours" by Alan Hawkshaw.[7] It was introduced a few months after the channel's launch, and has remained in use since.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben de Pear named Channel 4 News editor". The Guardian. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Biography Liam Dutton
  3. ^ a b Deans, Jason (5 August 2009). "The Guardian - Channel 4 to axe News at Noon and More4 News". London. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Channel 4 News Blogs Home". Channel 4 News. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "General Enquiries: What is Snowmail?". Channel 4. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Rush, Julian (6 February 2003). "Downing St dossier plagiarised". Channel 4 News (ITN). Retrieved 13 August 2014.  Article includes link to video clip of the associated Channel 4 News television programme.
  7. ^ "Thank you for the Channel 4 News music". Channel 4 News. Channel 4. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  1. Burrell, Ian (14 July 2008). "Channel 4 News: Newscasters with attitude". London: The Independent. 

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