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.

  • 13 Oct 2018

    The American Pastor freed from a Turkish jail yesterday is now on his way to meet President Trump. His release is being seen as a diplomatic triumph for Mr Trump. Relations between Turkey and the US had become strained over the Pastor’s detention. The Pastor has always denied he did anything wrong.

  • 12 Oct 2018

    The Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood was lawfully killed by a police officer. The verdict was delivered after two hours and 20 minutes of deliberations by the inquest jury at the Old Bailey in London this afternoon.

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Some of the planet’s most extraordinary species – including tigers, lions, rhino and elephants – face extinction in the wild. One reason is the global trade in illegal wildlife, which is reckoned to be worth £18 billion each year. Today, governments and organisations from over 80 countries met in London for the largest conference of its kind. It’s mission: to…

  • 10 Oct 2018

    The inquest into the death of the Westminster Bridge attacker today heard from the two armed officers who confronted him. Giving evidence anonymously, they described Khalid Masood as a man with a clear intention to kill them.

  • 5 Oct 2018

    The shale gas firm Cuadrilla is expected to start its long delayed work on a well in Lancashire next week, after years of protests and planning battles.

  • 1 Oct 2018

    Volunteers have already buried hundreds of people in a mass grave. Now they’ve been warned to make room for hundreds more. Many victims are feared unlikely to have survived the devastation, caused by collapsed buildings and severe flooding.

  • 19 Sep 2018

    A mission worker for the “Free Church of Scotland Continuing” has started a petition, now signed by around 600 people, objecting to “Proud-Ness”.

  • 18 Sep 2018

    Workers coming to the UK from European countries should not be given preferential treatment over those from the rest of the world, according to a major report commissioned by the government.

  • 12 Sep 2018

    It’s cost £80m, twice the original estimate, but the stunning new geometric building which is home to Dundee’s new V&A is an integral part of the city’s revival. Inspired by the cliffs of north-east Scotland, it’s the work of the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. He’s described it as “the new living room for the city”,…

  • 6 Sep 2018

    World leaders have backed the UK’s claim that the Salisbury Novichok attack was carried out by two Russian agents – almost certainly at the orders of the Russian government.

  • 3 Sep 2018

    Two well-known and much-loved buildings, one in Liverpool and one in Rio de Janeiro, have been destroyed by fire. Only the famous facade of the Littlewoods building in Liverpool has survived, while many precious and rare artefacts were lost in in the devastating fire at Brazil’s National Museum.

  • 29 Aug 2018

    Protesters beaten up on the streets, journalists attacked and arrested, scores of people disappeared by the authorities. Concern is growing around the world about the abuse of human rights in Bangladesh.

  • 28 Aug 2018

    Protesters flashing Nazi salutes clashed last night with counter-demonstrators in a second night of violence in the east German city of Chemnitz.

  • 21 Aug 2018

    The families of those who died in the Hillsborough disaster are calling for an independent review, after former police chief Sir Norman Bettison had the charges against him dropped.

  • 19 Aug 2018

    We are joined by Lucy Harris, who founded Leavers of London, and the journalist Gavin Esler – who was the headline speaker at this weekend’s People’s Vote rally.