Hungerford Arcade has a celebrity who has been visiting here for many, many years and I always thought to myself that I would love the opportunity to shake his hand and have a little chat with him instead of the usual, “Hello Jon, how are you?”.
Well my chance came when Channel 4 News presenter, Jon Snow came to the counter. I greeted him and explained that I watch Channel 4 News every evening and have always wanted to have my photograph taken with him for our ‘Hall of Fame’ which is on the stair-well to our office.
Jon was brilliant and said he would be delighted. I rushed upstairs and fetched the camera and here is the photograph that I am very proud of. Jon has a great sense of humour and he certainly made my day.
Jon has a very long and distinguished career. He is a British journalist and television presenter, currently employed by ITN. He is the longest running presenter of Channel 4 News, which he has presented since 1989. (I didn’t realise that he has headed Channel 4 News for 27 years and I watch it every evening – is that sad?) He has reported news from across the world and even found time to write his brilliant autobiography called “Jon Snow Shooting History”, published in 2004. This is a must read book.