After 32 years at Channel 4 News, Jon Snow has become one of the most recognizable faces on British television.
After call time in his impressive tenure As the channel’s news anchor, here are some basic details about him – including his net worth.
Who is Jon Snow?
Jon Snow, 71, is a veteran news broadcaster who has worked as a main curator on Channel 4 News since 1989 and before that has done various journalism jobs for ITN.
He was frequently controversial and chastised for his alleged leftist bias throughout his career.
He was born in Adringly, Sussex, to a Bishop and a pianist in 1947.
His grandfather was General of WW1, Sir Thomas D’Oyly Snow, who played an important role on the Western Front.
BBC news presenter Peter Snow and son of TV historian Dan are famous relatives of Snow.
As a boy, he attended St Edward’s School, Oxford, before spending a year as a volunteer teacher in Uganda when he was 18.
He claims he rejected a British Intelligence approach to spying on “leftists” on television in 1976 when he was starting out as a reporter.
Snow became an ITN reporter in Washington in 1983 before switching to Channel 4 news in 1989.
He has two daughters with his former partner, attorney of 35 years Madeleine Colvin.
Snow married Zimbabwean scholar Precious Lunga, 27 years his junior, in 2010.
According to NetWorthList, the journalist is worth a whopping £8.7 million.
Why is he leaving Channel 4?
On April 29, 2021 Jon Snow announced he is leaving Channel 4 in news coverage after “an incredible three decades” at the network.
He will now “prepare for longer projects… and represent the channel in other matters,” according to a statement from Channel 4.
Jon confirmed the news in his own statement, which read: “I am so excited by the many things I want to accomplish but I must say I have enjoyed every minute of my time with the show.
“It has given me adventure, as well as sadness in some of the stories I have to report, and also joy in reporting others, but most of all, it has given me a community to work on. Working with the most amazing group of people in wisdom, humor and understanding.
“Together, we have created a great service. I feel proud to have contributed to Channel 4 News let alone maintained the program for the past 32 years. I look forward to adventures. New saves and new challenges.”
What is Jon Snow’s net worth?
Jon Snow is worth an impressive £8.7 million, according to NetWorthList.
In 2018, the presenter had her pay cut for gender equality reasons after it was reported that female staff members earn nearly 30% less than men.
However, he is said to be one of the highest paid newsreaders in the UK with a reported salary of around £1m.
Other sources have challenged his earnings, though Jon has one of the most recognizable faces in the industry.
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