Osama Bin Laden is Dead

The world’s most wanted man Osama Bin Laden is Dead.

Bin Laden was shot in the head by U.S. Navy Seals on the outskirts of Abbottabad, north-west Pakistan.

America networks broke the news around 3:40am BST.

National News: BBC News at 1:15-1:45pm, 6:00-6:45pm, 10pm. ITV News at 1:30 – 2:00pm, 6:15-7:00pm, 10pm. 5 news bulletin at 5:15pm, and Channel 4 news at 7:00 – 7:20pm.


BBC Breakfast with Charlie Stayt and Susanna Reid was extended until 9:45am on BBC One and 10am on BBC News Channel.

Matthew Amroliwala and Maxine Croxall from 10am.

Sophie Long joined Matthew Amroliwala at 11am.

Matthew and Sophie presented a special on BBC One at 11:30am.

Matthew Amroliwala presented ‘The One’.

Lucy Hockings and Ben Brown presented from 2 – 5pm.

Tim Willcox and Karin Giannone from 5pm, and continued throughout the evening.

Sophie Raworth presented ‘The Six’.

Emily Maitlis presented a Newsnight special on the News channel at 9:25pm, shown on BBC 2 at 10:30pm.

George Alagiah presented ‘The Ten’


ITV Daybreak cut regional news to continue with the breaking news.

Mary Nightinghale presented the ITV Lunchtime News

The extended Evening news (6:15pm – 7pm) was presented by Mary Nightingale and Alastair Stewart. Both will be back for the News at Ten.


Eammon presented Sunrise till 10am.

Dermot Murnaghan presented from 10am – 1pm.

Kay Burley on air from 1 – 5pm.

Andrew Wilson presenting Sky News at Five – 7pm.

Martin Stanford on Sky News from 7 – 9pm.

Evening: Greg Milam presenting from Ground Zero, New York with Anna Botting in London

Video and Images of the coverage