News presenter Jon Snow will be stepping down from Channel 4 later this year, as announced.
The 73-year-old, whose career at ITN lasted 45 years, will leave the program as the longest-serving presenter.
He will be involved in a larger and longer project for Channel 4, focusing on his charities and some of his many passions in life, people’s stories, inequality, Africa, Iran and the arts.
Jon began his journalistic career in 1973 with Independent Radio News, LBC. He joined ITN in 1976 and was a Washington correspondent and diplomatic editor before becoming the main presenter of Channel 4 News in 1989.
He has received numerous awards including the Richard Dimbleby BAFTA Award for Best Factual Contribution to British Television (2005), the Royal Television Society Award for Journalist of the Year (2006) and the five-time Presenter of the Year winner.
Jon Snow said, “After three incredible decades on Channel 4 News, it’s time to move on. I am excited about the many things I want to achieve, but I have to say that I enjoyed every minute of my time with the program.
“It has brought me adventure and sadness in some of the stories I had to tell and also joy in reporting, but most of all it has brought me community to work with the most amazing group of people who are intellectually bound , Humor and understanding.
“Together we forged a wonderful service. I’m proud to have contributed to Channel 4 News, let alone anchoring the program for the past 32 years. I look forward to new adventures and new challenges. “