Ian Woods

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Ian Woods is Sky’s Senior News Correspondent based in London. He was formerly a US and Australia correspondent and has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Lebanon.

Since joining Sky News in 1995, Ian has covered many diverse stories; Euro ’96, the September 11 attacks, the election of Barack Obama and the arrest of Michael Jackson on child abuse charges.

Ian was the first journalist to interview Kate and Gerry McCann about the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine in Portugal, and later that year he undertook a rare journey through the Northwest Passage in Canada, revealing the extent of how global warming was dramatically reducing the amount of Arctic ice.

More recently, Ian has reported from Japan on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami and was in Tripoli when the Gaddafi regime was overthrown.

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Articles by Ian Woods

  1. More Than 1,200 Police Still Work Undercover

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Sky News Correspondent. The report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found a "culture of secrecy" so ingrained that inspectors were initially denied access to a covert operation. But the report concluded that undercover ...

  2. Dave Lee Travis: The Fall Of A Familiar Face

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. But a second jury has now decided that he is guilty of indecent assault. At the height of his career, Travis was one of the most familiar faces in Britain. He presented Top of ...

  3. Freed Hostages: Did Turkey Negotiate With IS?

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. It may have begun as a covert operation, but it ended in a blaze of publicity, carried live on Turkish television. However, what led to their release remains a mystery, and will inevitably lead ...

  4. Did Turkey Strike A Deal With Islamic State?

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. It may have begun as a covert operation, but it ended in a blaze of publicity, carried live on Turkish television. However what led to their release remains a mystery, and will inevitably lead ...

  5. DLT Jury Is Told To 'Judge The Evidence'

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. The DJ is charged with two counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault between 1990 and 2008, which he denies. He was acquitted of a number of similar offences at a trial ...

  6. DLT Jury Told It Should Consider The Evidence

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. The DJ is charged with two counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault between 1990 and 2008, which he denies. He was acquitted of a number of similar offences at a trial ...

  7. DLT 'Victim' Recalled Over Smoking Claim

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. The woman, who worked on the Mrs Merton show in 1995, described in her earlier testimony how she was smoking in a corridor in the BBC Manchester studios where the programme was recorded. She ...

  8. TOTP Woman Defends 'Gentleman' DJ Travis

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. The former Radio One DJ is accused of indecent and sexual assault, and has been described by prosecutors as an opportunist who groped vulnerable women. Rosemary Withenshaw heard a radio report on the opening ...

  9. 'Tactile' DLT Brands Alleged Victims 'Liars'

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent. The former Radio 1 DJ says defending himself at court cases has cost him "half a million pounds, his home and his health". Travis, 69, is on trial at Southwark Crown Court in ...

  10. 'Tactile' DLT Says He Would Not Molest Women

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent. The former Radio 1 DJ says defending himself at court cases has cost him "half a million pounds, his home and his health". Travis, 69, is on trial at Southwark Crown Court in ...

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