13 April 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Jon Snow has presented Channel 4 News for more than 25 years
Channel 4 news anchor Jon Snow is to be honoured with a fellowship at this year’s TV awards.
The fellowship is the highest accolade Bafta gives for “outstanding and exceptional contribution” to the film, television and games industry.
Snow said he was “genuinely overwhelmed” by the honour, adding: “There is no greater recognition than that of one’s own industry.”
He will be presented with the fellowship at a ceremony on 10 May.
“When I saw the list of Fellows I was daunted by the idea I could in some way be ranked amongst them,” the journalist said.
“I thought at first Bafta must have the wrong Snow… There are several of my cousins they could have chosen. I think my daughters have concluded I’ve finally done something cool!”
Snow began his career at LBC Radio in 1973, before joining ITN in 1976 as its Washington correspondent.
Known for his collection of colourful ties, he has presented Channel 4 News for more than 25 years.
Among the news events he has covered include the release of Nelson Mandela, the fall of the Berlin Wall and Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States.
The journalist won a TV Bafta in 2005
The journalist has previously been nominated for seven Bafta TV Awards nominations and won the Richard Dimbleby award for factual contribution to television in 2005.
He was also named the Royal Television Society’s journalist of the …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment