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.
Farmers will get financial incentives for taking measures that protect the soil, the water and tackle climate change under plans being brought in by the government’s new Agriculture Bill.
Australia’s Prime Minister was forced to cut short his visit to an area of New South Wales that’s been ravaged by wildfires – after he was barracked by furious residents over the government’s handling of the crisis.
Australia’s bushfires are taking more lives and communities. As temperatures in western Sydney climb towards 47 celsius.
The Australian Prime Minister has apologised for taking a family holiday in Hawaii as bushfires rage across his country.
A seven day emergency has been declared across Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales – as the record hot temperatures continue to fan around a hundred wildfires.
There were some major defeats for the Democratic Unionists, including their deputy leader, Nigel Dodds who lost his seat to Sinn Fein.
For the first time, Northern Ireland now has more nationalist and republican MPs than unionists, with some major defeats for the Democratic Unionists – including their deputy leader. So what does this say about the future of the Stormont assembly, which has not sat since 2017 – and the failure by the two main parties to break the impasse?
In Northern Ireland, pro-Remain parties have been joining together in ad-hoc electoral pacts in an effort to remove Democratic Unionists.
Dozens of fires are burning across Australia, including one that’s being described as a ‘mega-fire’ which the authorities say is too big to put out.
The climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has been mobbed at the United Nations climate crisis conference in Madrid.
The news was expected – but nobody knew the figures. Just after midnight they came through: our global emissions are up. Just when they have to FALL radically to keep the promises made at the Paris Climate Agreement. No wonder protests are stepping up and frustration is growing at the UN climate crisis talks.
While world leaders have gathered in London for the 70th anniversary of NATO, over in Madrid delegates from 196 countries are convening for COP25, the UN convention on climate change.
The climate crisis could soon reach the point of no return, the United Nations chief António Guterres has warned, describing the global response so far as ‘utterly inadequate’.
Sir David Attenborough has told this programme he believes that climate change will mean that the latest generation of young children are likely to see civil unrest, mass migration and a lack of choice in the food they eat.
With the world facing natural disasters, rising sea levels and species on the brink of extinction, what will it take for politicians to act on the climate crisis?