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. Oklahoma Allows Executions By Nitrogen Gas

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. Oklahoma has been forced to halt its use of lethal injections pending a US Supreme Court hearing later this month because of complaints that one of the three drugs used in the process is ...

  2. Solar Eclipse Nerves In The Land Of Maybe

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent. The islands, situated to the far north of Scotland and midway between Iceland and Norway, are one of only two countries to offer a view of the total eclipse. Hotels are fully booked ...

  3. Georgia Halts Executions Over 'Cloudy' Drug

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. Kelly Renee Gissendaner had been due to face the death chamber on Monday evening at the prison in Jackson, in what would have been Georgia's first female execution for 70 years. Georgia's ...

  4. Execution Of US Woman Delayed Over Lethal Drug

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. Kelly Renee Gissendaner had been due to be executed on Monday evening at the prison in Jackson, in what would have been Georgia's first female execution for 70 years. Georgia's Department of ...

  5. British Sons Plead For Guantanamo Dad's Release

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. In their first interview, the teenage sons of Shaker Aamer told Sky News how their hopes of a reunion have been raised and then dashed. Mr Aamer has been detained without trial inside the ...

  6. Prisoner Given Last-Minute Stay of Execution

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Sky News Correpondent. Richard Glossip and two other prisoners in Oklahoma were given temporary reprieves by the United States Supreme Court amid concerns about a drug used in executions. Midazolam is a sedative administered prior to ...

  7. Inmate Offers Rare Glimpse Of Life On Death Row

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Sky Correpondent. Richard Glossip was due to die by lethal injection on Thursday, but with just one day to go, the US Supreme Court gave him and two other prisoners a stay of execution until it ...

  8. Prisoners Given Last-Minute Stay of Execution

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Sky News Correpondent. Richard Glossip, and two other prisoners in Oklahoma, were given temporary reprieves by the United States Supreme Court amid concerns about a drug used in executions. Midazolam is a sedative administered prior to ...

  9. Mail Tries To Block JK Rowling Court Statement

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. The best-selling author had sued for libel after the Daily Mail published an article headlined "How JK Rowling's sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared ...

  10. Crowds Gather To Defy Terrorists In Paris March

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent, in Paris. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls predicted the huge turnout to honour the 17 people killed in attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a kosher supermarket and the police. He told thousands ...

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