Alex Thomson , Chief Correspondent

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.

  • Published on 16 Jan 2018

    Police in California have arrested a couple who allegedly kept their 13 children prisoners in their home, some of them chained to their beds with padlocks. David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin are now being held on charges of torture and child endangerment. One of the siblings managed to escape and called the police…

  • Published on 11 Jan 2018 Sections ,

    How far should former prime minsters benefit financially from their time in office? David Cameron’s famous photo opportunity with Chinese Presdent Xi Jinping in a Buckinghamshire pub kick started a bromance between London and Bejing. Now Chinese businessmen have said  “thank you” to the Old Etonian by each paying a cool twelve thousand pounds to…

  • Published on 8 Jan 2018

    From the small screen to the silver screen, the battle for equality ran like a thread through the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles. It was an event notable as much for the drama of the night itself as the on-screen dramas it honoured. Stars dressed in black to express their solidarity in the fight…

  • Published on 5 Jan 2018 Sections ,

    It’s been dubbed the “latte levy” – a tax on the billions of takeaway coffee cups that Britons are throwing away every year. The environmental impact is serious. Almost all of them are impossible to recycle because of their plastic lining. MPs think adding an extra 25p on to the price of a disposable cup…

  • Published on 4 Jan 2018

    At least two dozen people have been killed after airstrikes hit the rebel-held suburb of East Gouta, just outside the Syrian capital Damascus. Witnesses say Russian jets bombed the area, causing several buildings to collapse. The strikes come as the war in Syria is soon to enter its seventh year.

  • Published on 2 Jan 2018 Sections

    South Korea has offered to enter talks with North Korea – after Kim Jong Un indicated he would be open to negotiations. And the reason the nuclear standoff suddenly looks less intractable? Pyongyang wants to take part in the Winter Olympics – which open next month in South Korea. But could it all be an…

  • Published on 13 Dec 2017 Sections

    Are Westminster politicians in danger of not pursuing human rights violations in Bangladesh because of the close connections of one Labour MP to the ruling party in Dhaka? In Bangladesh disappearances continue under an authoritarian police state ruled by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, whose niece, Tulip Siddiq, is the Labour MP for Hampstead. Tonight we…

  • Published on 29 Nov 2017 Sections , ,

    New developments on our story from last night about the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq and allegations that she is ignoring the plight of a Bangladeshi Barrister despite the fact her aunt is the Prime Minister there.

  • Published on 28 Nov 2017 Sections

    At the forefront of the campaign to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been her local MP Tulip Siddiq. Now she is being asked to use her influence to free a person campaigners say has been locked up illegally – a British-trained barrister in Bangladesh who was abducted by men thought to be working for the government.

  • Published on 24 Nov 2017

    The Prime Minister Theresa May’s mission today in Brussels was to talk security in Eastern Europe, and she had strong words for what she described as “hostile states like Russia”. But the real action was taking place on the sidelines, where Mrs May met the EU President Donald Tusk in an effort to make some…

  • Published on 22 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    The Bosnian general who ordered the slaughter of thousands of Muslim men and boys in the early 1990s has been found guilty of genocide. But Ratko Mladic didn’t hear the verdict as he had been thrown out of the war crimes court room for shouting abuse. He was sentenced to life for organising the massacre…

  • Published on 20 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Renowned as one of the last Caribbean pristine islands.  Now the bulldozers are at work. World renowned seabird colonies and coral reefs. But the land is being flattened for an international airport. “We need our brothers and sisters to stand up and defend your birthright. This is our birthright. And it’s being taken away from us by a…

  • Published on 16 Nov 2017 Sections

    Last-ditch talks have been taking place in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to try to find a way to end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule. Photographs have emerged of Mr Mugabe meeting the army commander who put him under house arrest. The photos did not show first lady Grace Mugabe whose attempts to secure greater powers for herself…

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections

    Robert Mugabe is under house arrest as the Zimbabwe army staged a de facto military coup. Troops have been posted outside government buildings and are patrolling the streets of the capital Harare. The former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked just last week, could now be on his way back to Zimbabwe to take…

  • Published on 14 Nov 2017 Sections

    Having been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over five years, you’d think the last place WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would want to go is another embassy. But it’s emerged that WikiLeaks lobbied the Trump campaign to get them to publicly endorse Julian Assange as a candidate to be Australia’s next ambassador…