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Country of origin  United Kingdom
Original network  Channel 4
First episode date  2 November 1982
Executive producer  Andrew Epstein
6.9/10 IMDb

Original language(s)  English
Related shows  More4 News (defunct)
Network  Channel 4
Running time  55 minutes (Monday–Friday) 5–25 minutes (Saturday) 20–25 minutes (Sunday)
Original release  2 November 1982 – present
Presented by  Jon Snow, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Matt Frei, Cathy Newman, Jackie Long, Fatima Manji
Awards  British Academy Television Award for Best News Coverage
Cast  Krishnan Guru‑Murthy, Cathy Newman, Jon Snow, Matt Frei, Fatima Manji
Similar  Newsnight, ITV Evening News, Tonight, Panorama, On Assignment

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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.


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Channel 4 News

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

The editor is Ben de Pear, appointed in July 2012. The programme is presented by Jon Snow, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Cathy Newman and Matt Frei and is on the air Monday to Friday from 7.00pm–7.55pm 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.

Channel 4 News Summary

A replacement to the Channel 4 News at Noon in the 12.00pm slot, it first aired on 21 December 2009, giving a five-minute summary of the news.

News at Noon

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 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. 

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. 

Non-broadcast media

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. 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.

Historical roles

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

Theme music

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


Channel 4 News Wikipedia