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.
It’s brown, smelly and elusive and it plays a key role in the fight against climate change. Giant
It’s a spectacular home to thousands of seabirds, many on the red list at risk of extinction. But Rathlin Island, off the coast of Northern Ireland is also home to thousands of rats whose appetite for eggs and chicks is threatening the future of the seabird colony.
If the apology from the private water monopolies was intended to waft away the stink surrounding the issue of sewage in rivers and coastal areas, it doesn’t seem to have worked.
New research shared exclusively with this programme shows that one of the UK’s most at-risk birds is being slaughtered on land used for grouse shooting.
Seabirds off England’s northeast coast are once again under threat by avian flu. Last year at least six thousand birds were found dead, among them puffins and razorbills, and rangers fear a repeat of the mass deaths this year. The Farne Islands, which are off the Northumberland coast, make up one of the UK’s most…
The body governing foxhunting in England has suspended the Chairman and Joint Masters of the Cotswold Hunt after a disciplinary hearing triggered by a Channel 4 News investigation into illegal fox hunting last month.
They are a symbol of the British landscape – a rich tapestry of nature, home to birds, to insects and to flowers. But hedges are under threat and new figures seen exclusively by this programme reveal the full extent of the destruction. So who’s doing it – and who’s fighting to save them?
Rewilding: it’s great for the planet, but what does it bring to humans? Jobs, according to new data given exclusively to this programme.
Hunting foxes was banned 18 years ago, but is it carrying on regardless? New figures from the League Against Cruel Sports, shared exclusively with this programme, suggest that in the last hunting season, there were over 500 incidents of what appears to be illegal hunting. Trail hunting – which is the following of an animal…
President Biden broke into Irish as he declared “I’m home” – in an historic speech to the Irish parliament this evening.
First, there was the politics, as Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak reaffirmed their joint commitment to the Good Friday Agreement – hailing the 25 years of peace it’s underpinned and expressing the hope that the Stormont power sharing administration could be restored.
US President Joe Biden will arrive in Belfast tonight to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
We spoke to Michael Gallagher, whose son Aiden was among the 29 who were killed by the Real IRA bombing in Omagh in 1998.
Twenty five years ago today, the Good Friday Agreement was signed – bringing an end, on paper at least, to the Troubles in Northern Ireland, which had cost thousands of lives over decades.
We spoke to Rui Zhong from the Kissinger Institute, the Washington-based think tank on China-US relations.