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.
Cressida Dick, a former head of counter-terrorism, has been appointed the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner. She will be the first woman to take charge of the force and will effectively become the country’s most powerful police officer.
Two senior Ukip officials have resigned, dealing a fresh blow to leader Paul Nuttall. The two officials, both from Merseyside, cited “upsetting and intolerable” comments made about the Hillsborough disaster as their reasons for quitting.
Tony Blair has called for a popular revolt to stop Brexit happening – with a cross-party movement to persuade people not to let Britain leave the EU. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson accused him of insulting the intelligence of the electorate, while the Greens’ Caroline Lucas described Mr Blair’s intervention as “staggeringly unhelpful.” Chief correspondent Alex…
Around 300 pilot whales have died after they mistakenly swam into shallow waters in a New Zealand bay, beaching themselves on the sands.
A video recording has been shown in a London court of an injured Afghan insurgent being shot dead by a Royal Marine.
Donald Trump has drawn outrage across the world, including Britain, after he condoned waterboarding and torture. But tonight this programme can reveal allegations that warterboarding and electric shock torture were used by the Parachute Regiment against prisoners in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.
Isolation is becoming splendid again: not just for Donald Trump and his new doctrine of America first. Theresa May has also been drawing a line under foreign intervention to force regime change, saying there should be no more wars like Iraq.
A new president has been given a hero’s welcome – in streets lined with cheering supporters, dancing in joy. Gambia’s leader Adama Barrow finally returned home today, declaring he was a happy man and promising to “get the ball rolling”.
From Argos security guard to President of Gambia. Adama Barrow’s unlikely journey finally reaches its rightful destination tomorrow when he is due to arrive home, a week after he was sworn into power in a tiny embassy office in neighbouring Senegal.
For thousands of migrants stuck in Serbia – desperate to reach the European Union – there is a choice: centres run by the government or sleeping rough in terrible condition.
More than a thousand migrants will be sleeping rough tonight in snow, freezing winds and sub-zero temperatures in Belgrade.
Ministers have appealed to nationalists and unionists in Northern Ireland to come together to avert a looming political crisis.
Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness has resigned his post, sparking a constitutional crisis which is likely to force new elections.
Back now to the reports tonight from Fort Lauderdale in Florida that say a number of people have been killed in a shooting incident at the airport.
There are reports tonight from Fort Lauderdale in Florida that say several people have been killed in a shooting incident at the airport.