Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow becomes father again aged 73

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07:  Jon Snow (L) and wife Precious Lunga attend a lunch to celebrate Jon Snow being awarded the BAFTA Fellowship at the Corinthia Hotel London on May 7, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Jon Snow and wife Precious Lunga have welcomed a baby boy via a surrogate. (Getty Images)

Jon Snow has become a father again at the age of 73.

The Channel 4 newsreader revealed he and his wife Dr Precious Lunga, 46, welcomed a baby boy via a surrogate on 2 March after many years of struggling to have a child.

Snow said in a statement: "In our desire to seal our now 11 years of marriage with a baby, my wife suffered numerous medical setbacks and miscarriages.

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"Consequently, we will always be deeply grateful to our surrogate, who carried our embryo to term.

"Amid these challenging times, we feel doubly blessed to be able to celebrate our good fortune."

Jon Snow said he and wife Precious have been trying for a baby for 11 years. (Getty Images)
Jon Snow said he and wife Precious have been trying for a baby for 11 years. (Getty Images)

The journalist married the Zimbabwean academic, who is 27 years his junior, in 2010.

Speaking about the age gap previously he said: "She’s somewhere in her 40s. She’s very, very mature. I mean, she’s a serious boffin."

Snow has two older daughters from his first marriage to former partner, human rights lawyer Madeleine Colvin, 64.

He is best known as the anchorman of Channel 4 News, for whom he has worked since 1989, and is also the cousin of TV presenter Peter Snow, 82.

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Snow got his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in January and took along the Channel 4 news cameras to the vaccination centre to report on the efficiency of the vaccination roll-out.

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