Alex Thomson

Chief Correspondent
Alex Thomson is Chief Correspondent at Channel 4 News.

Alex is the longest-serving on-screen journalist on C4 News since the channel began. In more than 25 years he's covered over 20 wars; led major investigations and continues to front the programme from around the world.

His journalism has won several BAFTA and EMMY awards; two New York Film and TV Awards and in 2011/12 he was named TV Journalist of the Year by the Royal Television Society.

He's written two books about the 1991 Gulf War and a travelogue about cycling across India.

He has been External Examiner at Cardiff and currently Bournemouth Schools of Journalism and is Honorary Fellow in Journalism at Falmouth School of Journalism.


article 12 September 2016 UK
Orgreave: operational orders 'were wrong' - former officer

A former police officer involved in the Orgreave clashes during the miners' strike says he was ordered to carry out instructions he believed were wrong, but he refused to go along with them.

post 10 May 2016
'We in the police got it wrong': PCC Alan Billings on Hillsborough

Alan Billings cannot deny that with Orgreave, Hillsborough and Rotherham, the force he is paid to hold to account has some unique accounting to do.

post 14 March 2016
Saving terrified migrants' lives at sea

Now at night, in hopelessly overloaded craft, they are pointed at destiny or death in the pitch-black moonless nights and heavy cloud of this week.

post 15 January 2016
The Anglican Church's issues with sexuality

Canterbury thinks it may, hopes it may, have seen off a schism. The Africans are sending rather different signals.

post 05 January 2016
To many, Obama is 'assaulting the values of the Founding Fathers'

Obama, to European eyes, is merely tinkering with the small print, the very edges of ingrained national violence which produces stats a minor civil war would be familiar with.

post 22 December 2015
Memories of Sangin as British forces return to help fight Taliban

Just over a year after British combat forces left Afghanistan, they are back, as the Taliban threaten to take the strategic town of Sangin.

post 10 December 2015
Two floods in five days in Lake District village of Glenridding

Despite facing new torrents of flood water through their main street last night, residents of Glenridding say everyone is helping each other and others are worse off than them.

post 06 December 2015
Cumbria floods: the home invasions

A woman from Appleby-in-Westmorland is enjoying a night out in a local hotel in circumstances she would never have wanted: her home is flooded. The violation? The filthy, stinking floodwaters that ha

post 03 December 2015
Tommy Robinson is back - but what's changed?

EDL founder Tommy Robinson says he's launching a new anti-radical Islamic movement in the UK. But policies? Ideas? Not much in evidence at all.

post 26 November 2015
Tear gas, squalor and scabies - another day of misery in the Jungle

An outbreak of scabies sweeping the Calais camp known as the Jungle is fuelling the determination of migrants to escape the squalor for a new life in Britain, by any means possible.

post 22 November 2015
Security clampdown in Brussels extended

The country where many of the Paris attack suspects came from faces real disruption for days and months to come.

post 12 November 2015
Toxic white asbestos found in Calais 'Jungle' camp

Thousands of migrants in the "Jungle II" camp in Calais have a new danger to contend with: potentially carcinogenic white asbestos.

post 10 November 2015
The farmer who has become a focal point for Scottish land reform

When Andrew Stoddart broke down as he was asked about the effect all this is having on his young family, the reality of unsafe leases to farmers in Scotland was painful and direct.

post 09 November 2015
Rangers cheated at football: the fraudulent silverware must go

After the biggest organised cheating scandal in the history of Scottish football, the former Rangers owners now face at last paying the British state the tax and NI they dodged for all those years.

post 04 November 2015
Rangers: what happens now after court decision?

HMRC is adamant there is money in there to be had and the court now says the state is owed what will be a substantial sum - barring any appeal process, of course.

post 04 November 2015
Rangers: winning titles but cheating the taxman

Whilst Rangers FC were busy winning titles and silverware the entire basis upon which they paid many players and executives should have attracted income tax and did not do so.

post 19 October 2015
Big Sport: let the crowds make the noise, not Blastmusic

All Big Sport seems hellbent on killing the occasion by deadening the atmosphere with Blastmusic whenever they can.

post 15 October 2015
Who owns Scotland? Not exactly feudal, but pretty weird

The SNP promised radical reform of land ownership in Scotland, a country where fewer than 500 people own more than half of all private land.

post 09 October 2015
Greg Miskiw: 'the Prince of Darkness' of phone hacking

'I didn't bring down the News of the World. The News of the World brought itself down. News International brought itself down by reacting the way they did.'