Osama Bin Laden is Dead

Updated on Tuesday 3 May 2011 by @TVNewsroom

The world’s most wanted man Osama Bin Laden is Dead.

Bin Laden was shot in the head by U.S. Navy Seals on the outskirts of Abbottabad, north-west Pakistan.

America networks broke the news around 3:40am BST.

National News: BBC News at 1:15-1:45pm, 6:00-6:45pm, 10pm. ITV News at 1:30 – 2:00pm, 6:15-7:00pm, 10pm. 5 news bulletin at 5:15pm, and Channel 4 news at 7:00 – 7:20pm.


BBC Breakfast with Charlie Stayt and Susanna Reid was extended until 9:45am on BBC One and 10am on BBC News Channel.

Matthew Amroliwala and Maxine Croxall from 10am.

Sophie Long joined Matthew Amroliwala at 11am.

Matthew and Sophie presented a special on BBC One at 11:30am.

Matthew Amroliwala presented ‘The One’.

Lucy Hockings and Ben Brown presented from 2 – 5pm.

Tim Willcox and Karin Giannone from 5pm, and continued throughout the evening.

Sophie Raworth presented ‘The Six’.

Emily Maitlis presented a Newsnight special on the News channel at 9:25pm, shown on BBC 2 at 10:30pm.

George Alagiah presented ‘The Ten’


ITV Daybreak cut regional news to continue with the breaking news.

Mary Nightinghale presented the ITV Lunchtime News

The extended Evening news (6:15pm – 7pm) was presented by Mary Nightingale and Alastair Stewart. Both will be back for the News at Ten.


Eammon presented Sunrise till 10am.

Dermot Murnaghan presented from 10am – 1pm.

Kay Burley on air from 1 – 5pm.

Andrew Wilson presenting Sky News at Five – 7pm.

Martin Stanford on Sky News from 7 – 9pm.

Evening: Greg Milam presenting from Ground Zero, New York with Anna Botting in London

Video and Images of the coverage

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