Jon Snow (born 28 September 1947) is an English journalist and presenter, currently employed by Channel 4. He is best known for presenting Channel 4 News.
He is the son of the schoolmaster and Bishop, George D'Oyly Snow, grandson of First World War general Thomas D'Oyly Snow and cousin of retired BBC television news presenter Peter Snow.
Snow was born in Ardingly, Sussex. His father was an Anglican clergyman and schoolteacher, and he was brought up at Ardingly College, a respected independent school where his father George D'Oyly Snow was headmaster. He later attended the independent St Edward's School in Oxford. His father would later become Bishop of Whitby.
After mixed success in his first attempt to pass his A level qualifications he moved to Yorkshire Coast College, Scarborough, where, he later obtained the necessary qualifications to gain a place studying law at University of Liverpool. However, he did not complete the degree, being rusticated for his part in a student protest, in which he threw paint over the statue of Queen Victoria in Scarborough, then opting not to return.
After leaving Liverpool he worked for New Horizon Youth Centre, a day centre for young drug addicts