Gary Gibbon
Gary Gibbon, left, talks to Hilary Benn
Born15 March 1965
Harrow
EducationJohn Lyon School, Harrow
Alma materBalliol College, Oxford
OccupationPolitical Editor
EmployerChannel 4 News

Gary Gibbon (born 15 March 1965) is an English journalist. He is the political editor of Channel 4 News since 2005.[1] Previously, he had served as the programme's political correspondent since 1994. He has worked on four general elections for Channel 4 News[2] and covered the peace process in Northern Ireland.

Life and career

Gibbon was educated at The John Lyon School, in Harrow in West London and read History at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was awarded a first class degree.[3]

Gary Gibbon's interview with Peter Mandelson in 2001 triggered the Northern Ireland Secretary's second resignation from the Cabinet.[1] In 2005, Gibbon broadcast "the first account of the Attorney General's legal opinion on the war in Iraq" and won the 2006 Royal Television Society Home News Award with Jon Snow for that scoop.[1][4] He revealed some details of one of Tony Blair's pre-war meetings with George W. Bush. He was also awarded Political Broadcaster of the Year award by The Political Studies Association in 2008 and the Royal Television Society 2010 Specialist Broadcaster of the Year award.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Foster-Gilbert, Claire, ed. (2019). The Power of Journalists. Haus Publishing. ISBN 9781912208265.
  2. ^ "Gary Gibbon, Political Editor". Channel 4 News. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  3. ^ Valete Bill Podmore,[dead link] The Lyonian, 1993, page 9
  4. ^ Pike, Caitlin (18 August 2005). "C4 News chiefs promote Gibbon to political editor". Press Gazette. Retrieved 10 December 2020.