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.
Ministers are looking at ways of using the UK’s £13 billion aid budget to help the British overseas territories in the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Irma. Chief correspondent Alex Thomson visits the Britsh overseas territory of Anguilla and the nearby French St Martin to see the response to Irma’s havoc.
We report from Anguilla as Boris Johnson defends the government’s hurricane relief effort, saying it was “extremely fast” as he arrived on the island of Anguilla to see the aid operation in action.
We report from Anguilla: As the clear-up in the wake of Hurricane Irma continues, questions remain about the speed and size of Britain’s response. Dozens of police have been flown to devastated British territories in the Caribbean and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is about to see the relief effort first hand.
We report from Anguilla as the struggle to get aid to the islands devastated by Hurricane Irma continues. Officials have fended off criticism that their response has been too slow and too late.
Last night, Cuba took the full force of the hurricane’s might, with flooding submerging hundreds of miles of coastline. Meanwhile – with Antigua in dire need of international help – the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has defended Britain’s response, after critics claimed the UK had been poorly prepared.
Once a heaven, now a sodden hell with flooded homes, debris and devastation. Alex Thomson reports from the Caribbean.
Clients, shareholders and investors are deserting PR giant Bell Pottinger as the scandal surrounding a campaign it mounted in South Africa gathers pace. Bell Pottinger was expelled from the PR industry’s trade body last night. That followed the resignation of chief executive James Henderson on Sunday in the wake of the company’s own internal investigation…
Bell Pottinger, a giant of the public relations world, has had to apologise for a South African campaign that went badly wrong. It has mired the company in a race row and its chief executive has resigned.
A United Nations inquiry has accused the government of failing to uphold the rights of disabled people in a whole range of areas, from health and housing to work and education.
The Scottish Labour party is hunting for a new leader again – after Kezia Dugdale’s surprise decision to step down.
Labour MP Heidi Alexander and the leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable debate Labour’s change in Brexit policy.
The chief suspect in the Barcelona terror attack has been shot dead by police in Subirats, about 30 miles to the west. Officers said he was wearing what appeared to be a suicide belt. Younes Abouyaaqoub was driving the van which ploughed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas and became the focus of a massive manhunt
Spanish police investigating the terror attack in Barcelona say they have seized more than 120 gas canisters which the attackers had planned to use as bombs.
Spanish police say the driver of the van used in the attack here in Barcelona – killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others – may still be on the run. They’re now focusing their manhunt on Moroccan born Younes Abouyaaqoub.
A city in mourning, but a city which is also defiant. There was silence today to remember the victims, and then the crowds broke into spontaneous applause, chanting, “I am not afraid.”Spanish police are still hunting for a man thought to be aged 17. He’s suspected of driving the van involved in the attack in Las Ramblas which left 13 people dead. Another woman,…