Matt Frei

Europe Editor
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Matt Frei is Europe Editor and Presenter at Channel 4 News

Matt Frei is Europe Editor and Presenter at Channel 4 News.

This year he has led the Channel 4 News coverage of events in Ukraine from the crash site of Malaysia flight MH17, to the tensions in Crimea and reported live from Independence Square on Kiev’s bloodiest day. He has also secured major interviews with Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Aung San Suu Kyi.

Prior to his appointment as Europe Editor for Channel 4 News, Frei was the Washington Correspondent for two years and has reported on the Americas on everything from business and culture to US foreign policy and its view of the world.

He is also part of the presenting team across Channel 4's news and current affairs portfolio, including the award-winning Dispatches programme.

Matt previously anchored the BBC World News America bulletin and was also Washington Correspondent. He presented a weekly radio show called Americana, and in two decades at the corporation reported from Bonn, Rome, Bosnia, Kosovo, North Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore.

He is the author of two books: Italy: The Unfinished Revolution published in 1996 by Random House and Mandarin books and Only In America published in 2008 by 4th Estate.

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post 08 May 2015
Election 2015: restive UK holds on tight for unintended consequences

The fear factor worked. Go to bed with Nigel and you wake up in a love triangle with Ed and Nicola was a prospect that cowed voters into the foetal position of continuity.

article 17 April 2015 UK, Italy
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Italy's migrant crisis: on the frontline in Augusta

The port of Augusta, on Sicily's eastern coast, has witnessed an influx of African migrants - mainly from Libya. Europe Editor Matt Frei reports from what is now the worlds deadliest frontier.

post 27 January 2015
Holocaust survivors - staring down history's demons

Rudolf Hoess tried to perfect the extermination process at Auschwitz. Seventy years later, survivors returned - gloriously, irrepressibly alive.

video 26 January 2015 World, Germany

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Humanity at its most inhumane: Auschwitz remembered - video

On the eve of commemorations marking 70 years since the Auschwitz death camp was liberated, Matt Frei talks to survivors and the grandson of the camp commander.

post 19 January 2015
Ukrainian troops battle for Donetsk airport

New fighting has flared up around the strategically important international airport in Donetsk. Ukrainian troops have launched a counter-offensive after the pro-Russian forces claimed to have taken co

post 07 January 2015
Merkel doesn't like Miliband as much as Cameron - yet

Although she hails from the centre right, Angela Merkel's political instincts are closer to Ed Miliband's than to David Cameron's.

post 16 December 2014
Russia: a belligerent bear with its claws in Ukraine?

Vladimir Putin is still riding high in the polls as the president who has defied the interfering west and resurrected Russia's glory. But for how much longer?

video 16 December 2014 UK

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Collapse of oil price 'net beneficial to UK' - video

Andrew Bailey, deputy governor of the Bank of England, tells Channel 4 News that a 45 per cent drop in oil prices is 'likely to strengthen growth in the UK economy.'

article 06 November 2014 UK
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Tower of London poppies: should they stay or go?

Some four million people have flocked to see a crimson tide of ceramic poppies filing the moat of the Tower of London. But should they now be removed as originally intended?

post 29 October 2014
The 'dark secret' awaiting two Bulgarian immigrants

The boys consulted the village witch about the journey to Germany and they thumbed the car magazines that contained the object of their ardent desire: a second-hand BMW.

video 29 October 2014 World, Germany

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The 'European dream' that turns into a nightmare

To many young Bulgarians, moving to Germany for work has become a right of passage. But a better life isn't always what awaits them. Watch the report in full on Channel 4 News at 7pm.

post 28 October 2014
Is UK letting migrants drown as they cross the Med?

The British government is committing one - yes, one - solitary "debriefer" to the Europe-wide effort to alleviate the worst refugee crisis in Europe since WWII.

post 01 October 2014
How mild mannered protest in Hong Kong is rocking China

The Chinese press is branding the protesters extremists and agents of chaos and disruption - but I have rarely seen such a mild mannered mass protest.

video 30 September 2014 World, China

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'Hong Kong wants equal rights', says protest leader - video

The teenage protest leader Joshua Wong, who was arrested on Friday during a police crackdown in Hong Kong, says that people of every generation in Hong Kong will 'stand in the street' for change.

post 30 September 2014
Hong Kong's protesters are digging in for the long haul

This is Maidan at 35 degrees and 98 percent humidity. There is the same sense of quiet determination and organisation. They are digging in for the long haul.

article 25 September 2014 World, Israel
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On the shores with the thousands dying to reach Europe

More than 2,000 people, desperate to reach Europe, have died in Mediterranean waters in just the last three months. Channel 4 News meets some of the survivors as they land in Sicily.

video 12 September 2014 UK

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'Did you ever target Ian Paisley?' - McGuinness interview

Channel 4 News asks Martin McGuinness if, as a former senior commander in the IRA, he could remember ever targeting Ian Paisley - the unionist leader he went on to work with in government.

post 11 September 2014
Scotland sets Madrid and Barcelona on path to confrontation

Events in Scotland have inspired pro-independence Catalans. But if Catalonia does become independent, it could effectively mean the end of Spain.

post 04 September 2014
Ukraine and Islamic State crises give Nato new purpose

The threats from Islamic State and the Russian intervention in Ukraine have changed the mood at the Nato summit as leaders face a dangerous new world reality.