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.

  • 20 Mar 2018

    As the tension between the UK and Russia shows no sign of abating, 23 diplomats based at the Russian Embassy in London have flown home. The same number of British diplomats currently posted in Russia will be travelling in the opposite direction later this week in a tit-for-tat move following the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei…

  • 19 Mar 2018

    The EU has offered “unqualified” solidarity to the UK over the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. It urged Russia to answer questions raised by the UK about the poisoning of the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. At the same time, international chemical weapons inspectors arrived to test samples taken from Salisbury at…

  • 16 Mar 2018

    Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov was found dead at his home in south west London on Monday. Today counter-terror police said they were treating his death as murder after a post-mortem showed the cause of death as “compression to the neck”. Mr Glushkov was a close associate of the oligarch and arch Putin critic Boris Berezovsky,…

  • 12 Mar 2018

    The day began in Salisbury with further searches in more crime scenes, but by mid-afternoon the drama over the attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter had gone from local to global. In the Commons, Theresa May accused Moscow of “an indiscriminate and reckless act against the United Kingdom”, giving the Kremlin until…

  • 8 Mar 2018

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the alleged attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter was a “brazen and reckless attack”. But she stopped short of blaming Russia. And Russia has denied involvement. The pair are still critically ill, but the police officer who went to their aid is now able to speak from…

  • 7 Mar 2018

    Police have confirmed tonight that the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent. Both the victims, they said, were specifically targeted in an attack which is now being treated as attempted murder. An officer who was one of the first on the scene in Salisbury was now also…

  • 6 Mar 2018

    The UK has long been a favourite for Russian expats, oligarchs and exiles looking for a base away from Moscow for their families – and their money. While many enjoy the most exclusive postcodes and send their children to prestigious schools, an alarming number of powerful Russians here have died mysteriously in recent years. Today…

  • 5 Mar 2018

    He became Britain’s most decorated Olympian and a sporting hero, but now Sir Bradley Wiggins has been accused of crossing an ethical line by using a powerful drug to enhance performance. An explosive report by MPs says Wiggins and Team Sky used drugs which were permitted under anti-doping rules to prepare for races and not…

  • 3 Mar 2018

    To drive to Wales today from the east of Britain is to drive into the footprint left by Storm Emma. Or what happened when Storm Emma came north to meet the Beast, also visiting of course, from the East. We filmed today from the countryside of Wiltshire across to the villages and towns of the…

  • 3 Mar 2018

    People across the country have been helping friends, neighbours and strangers get to work and school. Alex Thomson talks to some of the ordinary volunteers who have braved the extraordinary conditions to lend a hand.

  • 3 Mar 2018

    Was this freezing weather really so unexpected? Alex Thomson talks to Professor Adam Scaife of the Met Office.

  • 26 Feb 2018

    Many of the relatives of the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough football disaster were either in court in Preston today or watching in Liverpool by video link, as lawyers argued whether or not the former match commander, David Duckenfield, can be prosecuted. It turned out to be a day of intense legal argument.

  • 14 Feb 2018

    The chances of a new power-sharing administration in Northern Ireland have been effectively torpedoed, after the Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster said there was no prospect of restoring the devolved government, and calling for the return of direct rule.

  • 7 Feb 2018

    No rain on his parade. It’s emerged that President Trump was so impressed by the Bastille Day military parade he watched in Paris with President Macron, he wants to stage an even bigger and better one back home in front of the White House and the Trump Hotel on the same street. Tanks, troops and…

  • 6 Feb 2018

    The turmoil on the markets started with a sharp drop in the New York stock exchange, which has been fluctuating wildly so far today. Alan Valdes, senior partner at Silverbear Capital, explains what is happening.