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 17 Oct 2017

    The son of the murdered investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed in a car bombing in Malta, has attacked the island as a “mafia state” run by what he called “crooks”. His 53 year old mother, who died yesterday, was known for her blog accusing politicians of high-level corruption and led the Panama…

  • Published on 16 Oct 2017 Sections

    Three people have been killed as the powerful storm Ophelia swept through parts of Ireland and the UK with hurricane-force winds gusting up to 100 miles an hour. Ireland’s Prime Minister described the impact as a “national emergency”, urging people to stay indoors. The Met Office has issued an amber warning, with a potential risk…

  • Published on 12 Oct 2017

    Almost 30 women have now gone public with allegations of sexual abuse by the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. In New York police say they will be conducting a review to see if there are “any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter.” Here, police in Liverpool have passed a file to the Met’s sex…

  • Published on 11 Oct 2017 Sections ,

    The allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have become more serious overnight, with three women telling the New York Times that he raped them. He has denied any non-consensual sex took place. In a statement, Mr Weinstein’s wife described her sadness at the tremendous pain his “unforgivable actions” have caused women, as she announced she…

  • Published on 3 Oct 2017 Sections

    It has been nearly two weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Almost half the population has no access to running water and the Trump administration has faced criticism that it hasn’t done enough to help. But today Donald Trump was on the ground and gave his relief effort top marks.

  • Published on 14 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Ministers are looking at ways of using the UK’s £13 billion aid budget to help the British overseas territories in the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Irma. Chief correspondent Alex Thomson visits the Britsh overseas territory of Anguilla and the nearby French St Martin to see the response to Irma’s havoc.

  • Published on 13 Sep 2017 Sections , ,

    We report from Anguilla as Boris Johnson defends the government’s hurricane relief effort, saying it was “extremely fast” as he arrived on the island of Anguilla to see the aid operation in action.

  • Published on 12 Sep 2017 Sections , ,

    We report from Anguilla: As the clear-up in the wake of Hurricane Irma continues, questions remain about the speed and size of Britain’s response. Dozens of police have been flown to devastated British territories in the Caribbean and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is about to see the relief effort first hand.  

  • Published on 11 Sep 2017 Sections

    We report from Anguilla as the struggle to get aid to the islands devastated by Hurricane Irma continues. Officials have fended off criticism that their response has been too slow and too late.

  • Published on 10 Sep 2017

    Last night, Cuba took the full force of the hurricane’s might, with flooding submerging hundreds of miles of coastline. Meanwhile – with Antigua in dire need of international help – the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has defended Britain’s response, after critics claimed the UK had been poorly prepared.

  • Published on 9 Sep 2017

    Once a heaven, now a sodden hell with flooded homes, debris and devastation. Alex Thomson reports from the Caribbean.

  • Published on 5 Sep 2017

    Clients, shareholders and investors are deserting PR giant Bell Pottinger as the scandal surrounding a campaign it mounted in South Africa gathers pace. Bell Pottinger was expelled from the PR industry’s trade body last night. That followed the resignation of chief executive James Henderson on Sunday in the wake of the company’s own internal investigation…

  • Published on 4 Sep 2017

    Bell Pottinger, a giant of the public relations world,  has had to apologise for a South African campaign that went badly wrong. It has mired the company in a race row and its chief executive has resigned.

  • Published on 31 Aug 2017 Sections ,

    A United Nations inquiry has accused the government of failing to uphold the rights of disabled people in a whole range of areas, from health and housing to work and education.

  • Published on 30 Aug 2017 Sections ,

    The Scottish Labour party is hunting for a new leader again – after Kezia Dugdale’s surprise decision to step down.