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. IRA Suspect Letters Inquiry Results Due

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent. John Downey was due to stand trial for the 1982 Hyde Park bombing in which four members of the Household Cavalry were killed. But the judge halted the prosecution when he heard the ...

  2. Obama Accused Of 'Napping' Amid Iraqi Chaos

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent, Washington. Mr Obama made only brief comments on the crisis during a photo call in the White House on Thursday alongside visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.   He wouldn't specify what assistance the ...

  3. Republican Eric Cantor's Defeat Stuns America

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Sky News Senior Correspondent. The event seemed such a forgone conclusion that none of the networks had even sent a reporter. The Cantor campaign had published an internal opinion poll in the closing days of the ...

  4. Clinton Book Tour Or 2016 Campaign Kick-Off?

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. Her new book Hard Choices has gone on sale, with Mrs Clinton signing books at a store in New York, the state she served as senator for eight years before stepping down to become ...

  5. Ex Ukraine PM Urges EU To Step Up Sanctions

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent. Even though the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on the militias to leave public buildings they had seized in eastern Ukraine, there is no sign of the pro-Russian groups agreeing to do ...

  6. Ukraine Calls For More Sanctions On Russia

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent. Even though the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on the militias to leave public buildings they had seized in eastern Ukraine, there is no sign of the pro-Russian groups agreeing to do ...

  7. Putin Finds Time For A Laugh During Phone-In

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent. About a quarter of the way through his marathon question-and-answer session, with more than two million phone calls, emails and texts logged, came a question from a pensioner about his plans to push ...

  8. Digging For The Truth Over Russia And Ukraine

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Sky News Senior Correspondent. On Tuesday afternoon, the Russian state news channel Rossiya 24 reported that between four and 11 people had been killed when Ukrainian government forces recaptured control of an airfield in Kramatorsk, which ...

  9. Missing Plane: Lessons May Take 'Years'

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. But if that were true, we might already know more about what happened to flight MH370. After the Air France accident of 2009, in which 228 people died when their flight from Brazil plunged ...

  10. Domestic Abuse Victims Being Failed By Police

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. A review ordered by Home Secretary Theresa May found many victims of violence felt they were not believed, that some officers were unsympathetic or had a poor attitude, and that other crimes were treated ...

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