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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 12 August 2014
The day Robin Williams saved my bacon

I remember feeling faint with comic relief and thinking this man was a comical genius whose ability to make the audience laugh was like performance alchemy delivered with hysterical energy.

article 22 July 2014 World, Ukraine
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Investigators comb MH17 crash site, surrounded by rebels

Just three investigators from Malaysian Airlines are on site in eastern Ukraine looking through the wreckage of the downed plane MH17, as the black boxes head for British experts.

post 21 July 2014
MH17 disaster: Ukraine's train of despair

Four days after the shooting down of flight MH17, some forensic work is underway, but the progress has been hampered by the nastiest politics.

post 20 July 2014
MH17 - the absence of bodies, valuables and diplomacy

Four days after the downing of flight MH17 this remains the biggest crime scene in the world, with the suspected criminals in charge of guarding it. That is one of the many astonishing facts about th

post 19 July 2014
At the MH17 crash site: the tragic collision of two worlds

A tragic accident was always going to happen under the inflamed circumstances in this neighbourhood. But who could have imagined an accident like this against this ill-fated airline on such a scale?

post 14 July 2014
Proud to be Kraut - but what to do with all those flags?

Now that the football is over, what to do with the millions of German flags, wing mirror decorations, rattles, bottle warmer or coolers?

video 14 July 2014 World, Argentina

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Deutschland! German fans mob Matt Frei - video

Channel 4 News Europe Editor Matt Frei is mobbed by fans as he attempts to report from Berlin after Germany's World Cup victory.

video 11 July 2014 UK, Germany

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For better or wurst, let's befriend Germany - video

Why we should love the Germans - Europe Editor Matt Frei chats to comedian David Baddiel ahead of the World Cup final.

video 11 July 2014 World, Germany

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How to be German (in time for the World Cup final) - video

Forget England - Germany might actually win the World Cup Final on Sunday. Wouldn't it be nice to support them instead? Our resident German Matt Frei explains how you can blend in with their fans.

post 09 July 2014
Will Brazil descend into a kind of catatonic, post-traumatic stress?

Defeat by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals may trigger unintended but widely feared consequences in Brazil.

post 07 July 2014
Attack on teenager shines a light on the plight of France's Roma

The horrific beating of a Roma teenager last month in a Paris suburb has shocked all of France. But so far no-one has been arrested or charged.

post 02 July 2014
Is Nicholas Sarkozy facing his Waterloo?

Known for his love of the high life, former President Sarkozy is facing criminal charges over allegations of trying to hush up corruption in a previous presidential campaign.

video 29 June 2014 World, Iraq

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Is an Islamic state in the Middle East a fantasy? - video

The Lebanese-Australian journalist Rania Abouzeid, who's reported extensively on Islamic militants in the Middle East speaks to Matt Frei from Beirut on the advances of Isis in the region.

video 27 June 2014 World

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To be or not to be European - video

In one part of Europe people are literally dying to join the European Union club, in another they have never been entirely sure how much they want it.

post 06 June 2014
Donetsk - city of phantom states and sullen fatalism

This is a land that refuses to forget. Here in the centre of Donetsk you can still find a statue to Lenin in a square named after him. There is a bust of Karl Marx outside the local college.

video 05 June 2014 Ukraine

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Is anyone listening in eastern Ukraine? - video

Despite talk of sanctions against Russia at the G7, no-one seems to be listening in eastern Ukraine, where fighting between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian forces continues.

post 02 June 2014
In Spain the monarchy has to prove it's worth the money

King Juan Carlos enjoyed high popularity ratings - until his daughter became embroiled in a corruption scandal and he was filmed on safari at the height of Spain's economic downturn.

post 27 May 2014
Apathy, not rage, is the EU's biggest threat

Europe's mainstream parties are beginning to reassert themselves, and urging caution over the dangers of the far right and far left. But complacency is the battered EU's biggest problem.

post 26 May 2014
A pitchfork stab at the heart of the European Union

Marine Le Pen's Front National has gripped the French electorate in the Euro elections but offers few solutions for the country's deep-seated problems.