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.
The government is set to decide soon whether a new coal mine in Cumbria should go ahead.
The country’s known nothing like it since the end of the civil war. Mobs attacking each other on the streets.
After President Zelensky’s announcement that Russia’s eastern ground offensive has begun, Ukrainians are bracing themselves for heavier attacks.
Thousands of people have fled to the city from the front lines further east, in search of aid and refuge.
Ukraine says its remaining troops in the besieged city of Mariupol are continuing to hold out against Russian forces – defying a deadline for them to surrender.
Russian missiles struck the Ukrainian capital Kyiv again today, as the city’s mayor warned he couldn’t rule out further attacks and told residents who’ve fled the city not to return yet.
In an apparent retaliation for the sinking of the Moskva warship, Russia hit Kyiv with rocket fire today. Among its targets was a factory making anti-ship missiles – the kind Ukraine claims sank the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet yesterday.
Russia and Ukraine are disputing what caused a huge explosion on Russia’s flagship, the Moskva, in the Black Sea.
Our chief correspondent Alex Thomson is in Poltava in central Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government says it is investigating reports about the use of chemical weapons in the city of Mariupol.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russia is preparing thousands of troops for a renewed assault on the country’s east, as the Russian foreign minister confirms there will be no ceasefire during peace talks.
Our chief reporter Alex Thomson is in the Ukrainian capital for us now.
Yesterday Slovakia, a Nato member, announced it would supply air defence missile systems to Ukraine.
It was billed as a surprise visit to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
When a history is written of the first two months of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the massacre of people waiting to flee at Kramatorsk station will no doubt feature.