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.
Exclusive: Nichola Corner tells Channel 4 News there is a ‘terrible irony’ in Lyra’s murder, because ‘she would have understood these people – or tried to’.
In an exclusive interview with Channel 4 News, Sara Canning reveals Lyra had been planning an ‘incredibly romantic’ proposal – and they were supposed to get engaged this week. She also accuses her killers of being ‘no better than paedophiles’.
Talks have resumed at Stormont today between the main political parties in Northern Ireland in an attempt to restore a powersharing government. The first fully-fledged discussions since negotiations collapsed in February last year come in the wake of the murder last month of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee.
Environmental protestors have been targeting one firm at the centre of rows over fracking – Ineos, whose founder Sir Jim Ratcliffe claims the country is being “deprived of cheap energy”.
MPs have been voting on whether to declare “a climate emergency”.
Today in Tokyo, Emperor Akihito stood down from his position as ceremonial head of state, a position he has held for 30 years.
Hopes of new talks to restore the Northern Ireland Executive have gone.
The funeral in Belfast today of 29-year-old Lyra McKee, who was shot dead in Londonderry last Thursday, was attended not only by friends and family but political leaders including the British and Irish prime ministers.
After a week of demonstrations, police say they’ve arrested more than 1000 people – while teenage climate activist Greta Thunburg told a rally in central London they were making a difference.
They want the government to call a climate state of emergency and they’re taking direct action. Today the Extinction Rebellion movement took their protests to London and across the world.
The former Ukip leader unveiled a surprise new candidate.
The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in custody tonight after being arrested for allegedly breaching his bail conditions.
Today the London Mayor rolled out what he says is the world’s toughest permanent ULEZ – Ultra Low Emissions Zone.
The ISIS caliphate may have been blasted from the map across Iraq and Syria – but its legacy remains.
It’s been a week and a half since Cyclone Idai hit south eastern Africa and there are still people being rescued as its flood waters recede.