"First on the Channel 4 Daily, then on Channel 4 News and finally on Radio Four’s World Tonight, he established himself as a gifted and thoughtful reporter. He loved what he did and he gave everything for it. I’ve never seen anyone so single-mindedly determined to be a reporter and not just any reporter but a thoroughly good one…. John’s death was shockingly unnecessary, arbitrary and incredibly unlucky. He was an exceptional enthusiast who died doing what he did best, searching out and telling the truth. The BBC, ITN, the viewer and the listener are the poorer without him."
Jon Snow, Channel 4 News