Jon Snow Journalist:- The net worth of British television presenter and journalist Jonathan George Snow is approximately around 8.7 million euros. He is the grandson of First World War General Sir Thomas D’Oyly and also the cousin of famous BBC news presenter Peter Snow.
Jon Snow Journalist
- Jon Snow birthday:- 28 September 1947
- Jon Snow years active:- 1973- present
- Jon Snow’s spouse:- Married to Precious Lunga in 2010
- Jon Snow’s partner:- Madeleine Colvin separated
- Jon Snow height:- 1.93m
- Jon Snow Twitter:- Official Twitter Profile
- Jon Snow’s zodiac sign:- Libra
Jon Snow occupation
- Television Presenter
- News Anchor
Jon Snow books
- Shooting History: A Personal Journey(2004)
- Atlas of Today: The World Behind the News
- Shooting History Signed Edition
Jon Snow Early life education
Jon Snow was born on 25 September 1947 to the Bishop of Whitby George D’Oyly and pianist Joan of Royal College of Music. He’s the grandson of Sir Thomas D’Oyly a First World War General. He was brought up in Ardingly College where the headmaster was his father. He attended the Pilgrim’s School by winning a scholarship by Winchester Cathedral and also studied in St. Edward’s School at Oxford. He was a VSO volunteer teacher in Uganda. He cleared the examination in the first attempt with A-level qualification and moved to Yorkshire Coast College, Scarborough where he enrolled in the Law college at the University of Liverpool. He was not able to completer his graduation because of his 1970 anti-apartheid socialist student protest in the college.
Jon Snow’s Career
As a reporter:- After being expelled from the college Jon was hired by Lord Longford a daycare center for homeless youth in Central London the organization where he later became the chairman. In 1978 while working for the ITN as a correspondent was sent to Vietnam to report on the trouble of boat people. He served as a correspondent from 1983 to 1986 and as a diplomatic editor from 1986 to 1989 for ITN’s Washinton and was later become the main presenter of Channel News.
As the main anchor:- In 1992 Snow was promoted to the main anchor for ITN’s election night program a broadcast on ITV, with Robin Day, Alastair Stewart, and Julia Somerville. He was made the anchor because the previous anchor lest ITN in 1991. He only anchored one show and was later replaced by Jonathan Dimbleby in 1997. Snow is also famous for his colorful ties and socks which he wore on his shows. He when working as a journalist in Uganda flew along with Uganda’s President Idi Amin in his personal jet where he found him asleep and thought of killing him with his own revolver but didn’t shot him because of the consequences of killing a President. In 1976 he was offered by the British to Intelligence to spy on his fellow mates which he rejected on the very first attempt. He was offered a matching salary of his salary which would be tax-free for providing information about the Communist Party who worked in the television. He also helped a ship that was imprisoned in the Iran-Iraq war. He wrote his autobiography, Shooting History which was published by Harper Perennial. On 9 February 2009, Jon interviewed Lt-colonel Yvonne Bradley, who was hampered at Guantanamo Bay who was released on 23 February 2009, and returned to Great Britain.
Jon Snow’s personal life:- He was married to Madeleine Colin who was a human rights lawyer and with whom he has two daughters but got separated due to an unknown reason ending their 35 years long relationship and married Precious Lunga, a Zimbabwean scientist who was raised in Rhodesia currently Zimbabwe. Jon and Precious become parents in 2010 with the help of surrogacy.
Jon Snow’s awards and honors
- He was given BAFTA award in 2015
- Jon was awarded a degree of doctorate by the University of Liverpool in 2011, in 2015 by Sussex University, and in 2018 by Keele University.
- He won several awards from RTS El Salvatore and Kegworth air disaster
- He won best male representer in 1995
- He won the TV Journalist of the Year award in 1980 for the Afganistan, Iran, and Middle East war reports.
Jon Snow’s Affiliations (Jon Snow Journalist)
- He was the National Gallery and Gallery trustee from 1999 to 2008.
- He supports a charity organization that helps and works for the welfare of Britons imprisoned overseas and their families.
- He was the chancellor of Oxford Brookes University from 2001 to 2008.
- He was the president of the Cyclist Club from 2007 until taken by Phil Liggett.
- He was the sponsor of the African Prison Project that works for the welfare of men, women, and children in African prisons.
- He also supports Media Legal Defence Initiative that helps UK-based journalists and media outlets.
- Jon funded tree planting for trees in cities.
- He is the ambassador of Autism an organization that supports children and young people.
- He is the chairman of the Hearst of England Forest that works for the protection of woods in England.
- He is also the sponsor of SafeHands for Mothers the UK-based organization whose main objective is to provide help, support, and improve the health of the newborn and their mother through the production of films.