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. HK Protesters Defiant Despite End In Sight

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent, in Hong Kong. The two-month-long occupation of a major road in the business district has become the focal point for students angry at Beijing interference in the semi-autonomous region’s election in 2017 ...

  2. Typhoon Hagupit Kills 21 In Philippines

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent, in Batangas. At least 21 people have been killed and around a million people fled their homes fearing another disaster on the scale of Typhoon Haiyan the year before.  More than 7,000 died ...

  3. Mass Evacuations As Typhoon Hagupit Kills 21

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent, in Batangas. At least 21 people have been killed and around a million people fled their homes fearing another disaster on the scale of Typhoon Haiyan the year before.  More than 7,000 died ...

  4. Mass Evacuations As Typhoon Hagupit Kills Four

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent, in Batangas. At least four people were killed and around a million people fled their homes fearing another disaster on the scale of Typhoon Haiyan the year before.  More than 7,000 died in ...

  5. Ebola: 'Unprecedented' Deal For Drug Trials

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent. Charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has agreed to host the trials at three of its treatment centres. The drugs - Brincidofovir and Favipiravir - were already in development to treat other diseases, but it is thought ...

  6. Man Denies 'Frenzied' 1993 Murder Of Teenager

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent. Claire Tiltman was stabbed nine times in a "frenzied and remorseless attack," a court heard. She had celebrated her 16th birthday just four days before she was killed in 1993. The prosecution in ...

  7. Guards 'Killed Deportee With Excessive Force'

    Posted by - Ian Woods, Senior Correspondent. Jimmy Mubenga died after being pinned to his seat aboard a British Airways plane bound for Angola, the court was told. Passengers heard him repeatedly shouting that he couldn't breathe and "they're ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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