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.
Climate change protests have taken place across the world. But nowhere in Britain is facing the consequences of global warming quite like Fairbourne, a village on the coast of North West Wales. Residents have been told that their homes will have to be abandoned because of the rise in sea levels.
Europe’s biggest economy, Germany, has promised to phase out coal by 2038 in order to meet climate change commitments. Yet it is expanding one of its biggest open cast mines, which is 48 square kilometres in size. The expansion will demolish five villages in the process, but the coal company responsible says it is not…
We’ve just lived through the four warmest years on record, say scientists. And in Switzerland, temperature rises are twice the global mean. In fact, if nothing is done to tackle climate change, all the glaciers in the Alps could vanish by the end of the century. A move to make Switzerland carbon neutral by 2050…
The government of Greenland says it is planning to build two new incinerators to cope with the country’s waste, after an investigation by this programme.
The melting of Greenland’s ice cap is set to expose Camp Century, a US military base that hid a top-secret project along with its nuclear and other toxic waste.It was meant to be buried forever – entombed in ice.
Remember that heatwave back in August? Well, the Arctic remembers it too. Record rates of ice melt have been recorded on the great ice-shelf of Greenland. It’s critical for all of us because of its potential effect on global sea levels. In the first of a series of special reports from Greenland, we examine the…
Hurricane Dorian continues to batter the Bahamas
Speaking on a visit to Scotland, Mr Corbyn said he intended to launch a challenge on Tuesday, aimed at stopping Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament.
The parents of Jack Letts, John and Sally, today spoke exclusively to Channel 4 News about the government’s decision to revoke their son’s citizenship.
In Afghanistan, another bomb attack and yet again scores killed. This time the venue was a wedding in the western suburbs of Kabul.
Now Greenland has one thing to say to Donald Trump: we’re not for sale. Following reports that the US President had shown an interest in buying the territory, almost a quarter of the size of the USA itself, Greenland’s government said they were flattered by the interest, but weren’t on the market.
July was the hottest month on Earth since records began, according to meteorologists. All this week we’ve been reporting from Greenland on the dramatic impact global warming is having on the ice shelf. Scientists say Greenland’s ice is melting at a rate they were not expecting to see until 50 years time. Our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson…
In northern Greenland, glacial thaw means it’s now a gamble for a villagers to hunt for seals – because no on knows when the sea ice will form.
Our chief correspondent Alex Thomson is in the Arctic, where he’s making a special report to be broadcast soon.
Greenland’s ice is melting at an alarming rate, and that means sea levels are rising.