John was ITV’s first China Correspondent, a position he took up in the summer of 2006. He was based in Beijing, with a wide-ranging brief to report on what is the world’s fastest emerging power.
Prior to this, John was ITV News’ UK Editor looking after all major home stories including terrorism and the response to the July 7th attacks, law and order, social affairs and Northern Ireland.
John joined ITN in July 2000 from Sky News. As Senior Political Correspondent, he played a leading part in ITV News’ political coverage, reporting from Tony Blair’s campaign tour during the 2005 General Election. John joined Sky in 1997 as Midlands Correspondent before taking on the role of Political Correspondent. He started his career in print journalism working on the Warrington Guardian and then the Western Morning News.