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.
While there was a massive and peaceful demo in London yesterday, the streets of central London were cordoned off for a rather different event today. Supporters of President Trump joined supporters of the jailed former English Defence League Leader Tommy Robinson for a march and rally on Whitehall – overseen by a huge police operation.
Is it coming home? Well, maybe not quite yet. But England’s victory on penalties against Colombia last night has certainly purged a few demons and the road to the World Cup is now one step shorter.
As the football world cup continues to play out, our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson looks at whether this new look Russia, all welcoming hospitality and shiny new facilities, is anything more than just a façade – and asks what will happen once the competition comes to an end.
The World Cup has continued today, with two more teams, France and Denmark, progressing to the next round. But it’s the diplomatic developments going on in the background of this competition that are drawing the attention of governments around the world.
She’s a supermodel and a philanthropist who became the face of Russia’s World Cup bid. Natalia Vodianova is certainly one of the most famous people to hail from the city of Nizhny Novgorod, where England were playing this weekend.
Now there is something of a carnival atmosphere in Nizhny Novgorod – where England fans are anticipating a win in tomorrow’s game.
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter talks to Channel 4 News about corruption in FIFA, his reception at the 2018 Russia World Cup – and his invitation from Vladimir Putin.
Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson reports from Volgograd, Russia.
England’s World Cup campaign will kick off on Monday in the southern Russian city of Volgograd – formerly known as Stalingrad. Our chief correspondent Alex Thomson is there.
A massive game of political football kicked off today. The Russian World Cup has been criticised for being a showpiece for the Putin Presidency. And as if to illustrate that perfectly, his main opponent was released from jail just hours before the Russian national team convincingly won the first game of the month-long tournament. Our…
With less than 24 hours to go before the first game, and five days before England’s match with Tunisia, the Home Office has said it has blocked more than 1,200 people with a history of football violence from going to Russia. But what sort of welcome can the fans who are going to support…
A diplomatic effort is underway tonight to avert further bloodshed across southern Syria. President Assad’s army is poised to expel a variety of rebels and Islamist insurgent groups from a swathe of land bordering Jordan and Israel. Tensions are between Israel and Syria are higher than for generations. In particular, where Syria’s Golan Heights –…
“You have turned it into a death Camp” – the United Nations verdict on the Syrian government. For five years Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces besieged and bombarded Yarmouk, the largest Palestinian camp in Syria. The assault was designed to drive out militant Islamic State fighters holding onto what was to become the last…
The United States has warned the Syrian government not to launch a major new offensive against mostly Islamist insurgents in the southern province of Daraa. With the Syrian government and its Iranian and Russian allies increasingly confident of winning the seven year old war, our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson has been to a previous battlefield…
“It was hell”… “We were the living dead” – the words of Syrians emerging from the years of Militant Islamist rebel control and bombardment by Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces. This week for the first time in seven years the Syrian government fully controls its own capital.