Presenter Jon Snow welcomes newborn son with Zimbabwean academic wife

Channel 4 presenter Jon Snow has said he is “delighted” after welcoming newborn son.

The TV journalist, 73, said the couple had a baby boy with a surrogate on March 2 after “numerous medical setbacks and miscarriages”.

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

“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.”

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Snow and Lunga, a a 46-year-old Zimbabwean academic, tied the knot in 2010.

The TV presenter has two daughters from his relationship with human rights lawyer Madeleine Colvin.

He is best known for being the longest-running presenter on Channel 4 News, which he has fronted since 1989.