Jon Snow Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Sep, 2017
Facts of Jon Snow
Date of Birth: 1947 , September-28
Age: 72 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Jon Snow
Father George
Mother John D’Oyly Snow
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Ardingly, Sussex, England
Ethnicity white
Profession Journalist, television presenter, news anchor
Net Worth N/A
Girlfriend Anna Ford
Married Yes
Married to Precious Lunga
Children Leila and Freya
Education St. Edwards School, Oxford
Awards honorary degree of Doctor of Letters
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Synopsis

Jon Snow is an English journalist and television presenter; he currently works for the ITN network. He is highly admired for has been the popular face of Channel 4 News since 1989.

Jon has held various honorary appointments, which includes Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University from 2001 to 2008.

Early Life, Childhood, & Education

Jon Snow was born on 28 September 1947 in Ardingly, Sussex, England. Regarding nationality, he is British and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity. His birth sign is Libra.

Jon Snow was born to George and John D’Oyly Snow. His father was a Bishops of Whitby whereas his mother was a pianist. He is the grandson of WWW1 General Sir Thomas D’Oyly Snow.

Snow attended St. Edwards School, Oxford. Upon high school graduation, he attended the University of Liverpool. However, he was unable to complete his undergraduate studies after being rusticated. He was rusticated for being the part in a 1970 anti-apartheid social student protest.

Career

Jon professional career began with ITN. He worked as an ITN’s Washington correspondent from 1983 to 1986 and as a diplomatic editor from 1986 to 1989. In 1989, he landed his steps into the Channel 4 News.

In 1992, he served as the chief anchor for ITN’s election night program along with Robin Day, Alastair Stewart, and Julia Somerville. He only hosted the 1992 election program. Later Jonathan Dimbleby replaced him.

In 2002, he also worked as a radio presenter. In 2004, he published an autobiography named Shooting History. It was published by Harper Perennial. It was based on the childhood life of Snow.

Until date, Snow made his appearance in a number of episodes of the comedy Big Fat Quiz of the Year.  

Numerous awards and rewards have honored her. In May 2015, the BAFTA Fellowship at the 2015 BAFTA Awards Ceremony honored Snow.

In 2011, he received an honorary degree of Doctors of Letters by Liverpool University.

Personal Life & Affair

Jon Snow is a married man. He married his girlfriend after having an affair in 2010. The name of his wife is Precious Lunga. She is a Zimbabwean-born epidemiologist who currently works as the Head of Health at global telecommunications company Econet Wireless.

Before being the husband of Precious, he was engaged to ITN journalist Anna FordThey were in a relationship for short period of time. Besides, Jon had a longtime relationship of about 35 years with Madeleine Colvin who was a human rights lawyer. He has two daughters, Leila and Freya from her.

He had even confessed his relationship with a black woman Precious Williams some year back. She was a freelance writer. Snow also worked as a school governor for several years at Brecknock Primary School, Camden.

Net Worth & Salary

Jon Snow is the highest paid British journalists. He is receiving an annual salary of £1 million. He has a whopping net worth of around $5 million.

Social Media and Body Measurements

Jon Snow admirers follow him on several social networking sites. He is available on Twitter.  Snow has reached the age of 69 now. He has a perfect height of 6’4”, which is around 1.93m.

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