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.

  • 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.

  • 19 Aug 2018

    In India, the military is stepping up its efforts to rescue people stranded by catastrophic monsoon floods in the southern state of Kerala. More than 350 people have died and thousands are still believed to be stranded. More than 800,000 people are now sheltering in camps.

  • 18 Aug 2018

    Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations, has died aged 80. He was the first black African to be appointed to the post during turbulent times in the world including the Iraq war. The Nobel Prize winning diplomat will be remembered for establishing international goals to reduce extreme poverty but his tenure …

  • 18 Aug 2018

    She was and remains the most high profile woman to have been a member of the Provisional IRA. In a film soon to be released, for the first time Dolours Price talks on camera about her violent youth, including her account of the 1972 killing of Belfast mother of ten Jean McConville. Her death was…

  • 17 Aug 2018

    More than 320 people have died in India, as emergency teams managed to rescue thousands of people by helicopter and boats who’d been marooned by the unprecedented monsoon rains. Heavy downpours over the last eight days in the southern state of Kerala triggered widespread flooding, as well as landslides and bridge collapses, while the main…

  • 16 Aug 2018

    The ‘fake news media’ is the opposition party, President Trump declared today, but across the United States some 350 newspapers from the New York Times to the Kentucky Times Tribune have launched an unprecedented joint campaign to counter the President’s attacks on the media. In the past two hours the US Senate unanimously supported a free press,…

  • 6 Aug 2018

    Thousands of terrified tourists are being taken off the island of Lombok by boat after an earthquake destroyed roads, bridges and damaged huge numbers of buildings. At least 98 people were killed and over 200 injured, with thousands more now homeless.