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Jon Snow, and wife Precious Lunga dress up for the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards in London

Channel 4’s Jon Snow, 74, and wife Precious Lunga, 47, enjoy a day off parenting duties as they dress up for the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

Jon Snow and his wife, Dr Precious Lunga stepped out in style at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards at The Brewery in London on Friday.

The Channel 4 news broadcaster, 74, and his wife, 47, who welcomed their son last March, appeared in good spirits as they attended the 48th annual event lunch.

It was a big night for Jon as he accepted the Harvey Lee Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting Award at the ceremony.   

Red carpet ready: Jon Snow looked dapper in a navy suit as he  was joined by his wife, Dr Precious Lunga at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards at The Brewery in London on Friday

The presenter donned a navy blue corduroy suit, adding a white shirt and rainbow tie to the colourful look.

The journalist wrapped his arm around his wife, who donned a complementing blue swing dress for the lunchtime event, layering a beige blazer over her look.

Precious kept comfortable with a pair of dark beige ankle boots – accessorising with a gold necklace.

It was a day off for the parents, who welcomed their baby son in March last year via surrogate.

Day out: The news broadcaster and his wife, who is almost 30 years his junior, were in high spirits as they attended the 48th annual event lunch and beamed for red-carpet snaps

Day out: The news broadcaster and his wife, who is almost 30 years his junior, were in high spirits as they attended the 48th annual event lunch and beamed for red-carpet snaps

Dapper: Jon donned a navy blue suit, adding a white shirt and formal suit shoes to his look

Dapper: Jon donned a navy blue suit, adding a white shirt and formal suit shoes to his look

Stunning! The journalist wrapped his arm around his wife, who donned a complementing blue swing dress for the lunchtime event, layering a beige blazer over her look

Stunning! The journalist wrapped his arm around his wife, who donned a complementing blue swing dress for the lunchtime event, layering a beige blazer over her look

Details: Jon's corduroy suit featured a pink stitch detailing, complementing his tie

Details: Jon’s corduroy suit featured a pink stitch detailing, complementing his tie

Jon also shares two daughters, Leila and Freya, with his former human rights lawyer partner Madeleine Colvin. 

The journalist is most known for being the longest-running presenter of Channel 4 News, which he presented from 1989 to 2021. 

The lunchtime event also welcomed comedians and longtime pals Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer – who bagged the Best Entertainment award.

The TV duo looked sharp in suits, with Bob sporting a navy blue suit and white shirt, while Paul opted for a black two piece.

Family: It was a day off for the parents, who welcomed their baby son in March last year via surrogate

Family: It was a day off for the parents, who welcomed their baby son in March last year via surrogate

New dad: It was a day off for the dad, who welcomed their baby son in March last year via surrogate

New dad: It was a day off for the dad, who welcomed their baby son in March last year via surrogate

Famous faces: The lunchtime event also welcomed comedians and longtime pals Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer - who bagged the Best Entertainment award

Famous faces: The lunchtime event also welcomed comedians and longtime pals Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer – who bagged the Best Entertainment award

The pair struck some playful poses on the red carpet as they had a laugh at the bash, where they were awarded Best Entertainment for their Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing show.

The awards recognise exceptional UK programmes and performances that are commissioned, produced and seen or heard in the year preceding the awards. 

It’s A Sin also managed to snag the award for Best Drama Series, while Claire Foy walked away with Best Actress.

Dapper: The TV duo looked sharp in suits, with Bob sporting a navy blue suit and white shirt, while Paul opted for a black two piece

Dapper: The TV duo looked sharp in suits, with Bob sporting a navy blue suit and white shirt, while Paul opted for a black two piece

Having fun: The pair struck some playful poses on the red carpet as they had a laugh at the bash

Having fun: The pair struck some playful poses on the red carpet as they had a laugh at the bash

Awards: They comedic duo were awarded Best Entertainment for their Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing show

Awards: They comedic duo were awarded Best Entertainment for their Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing show

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards – The Winners 

Best Documentary Series 

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution

Best Documentary Mini-Series 

The Beatles: Get Back

Best Comedy 

Alma’s Not Normal

Best Actor 

Stephen Graham – Help

Best Actress 

Claire Foy – A Very British Scandal

BPG Breakthrough Award 

Rose Matafeo 

BPG Emerging Creators Award 

Amin Mohamed aka Chunkz 

Harvey Lee Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting Award 

Jon Snow – Channel 4 news

 

Best Drama Mini-Series

A Very British Scandal

Best Drama Series 

It’s A Sin

Best Entertainment 

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing – Season 4 

Best Writer 

Russell T. Davies – It’s A Sin

Audio Presenter of the Year 

Aasmah Mir 

Radio Program of the Year 

Jamz Supernova on 6

Podcast of the Year 

Things Fell Apart – written and presented by Jon Ronson 

BPG Innovation in Broadcasting Award 

Channel 4’s Black to Front Project and ongoing inclusion initiatives 

 

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