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Matt Frei

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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 29 August 2014
Faced with Russia's Putin, 'no drama Obama' doesn't look good

The US may have become more cynical about the impact of a president. But it still cherishes the aura of the office - which means "no drama Obama" simply won't do.

video 29 August 2014 UK

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Ukip parades Carswell and targets more MPs

The defection of MP Douglas Carswell from the Conservatives to Ukip means all anyone wants to know now is whether Nigel Farage has any more rabbits in his hat.

post 27 August 2014
Why there are fewer jihadis from the US than Britain

The authorities think that America has spawned several dozen jihadis as opposed to Britain's several hundred. This is because America has a totally different relationship to its ethnic minorities.

video 24 August 2014 World, Ukraine

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Parading captured troops in Donetsk - video

Around 100 captured Ukrainian troops are paraded through Donetsk by pro-Russian separatists. The episode - which may breach the Geneva Convention - came as Ukraine celebrated its independence day.

post 24 August 2014
Militants, extremists... or murderous thugs?

By calling themselves Islamic State, the killers of James Foley have created a lie since they are neither a state nor very Islamic.

post 22 August 2014
Why US foreign policy is like 'smoking without inhaling'

To America, the Middle East is like a balloon. If you squeeze it in one corner it will bulge in another. You just can't be sure where.

video 21 August 2014 UK

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Farage: UK should strip jihadists of citizenship - video

Ukip leader Nigel Farage calls for militants fighting for Islamic State to be barred from returning to UK, regardless of EU law.

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.