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.
The atmospheric call of the curlew is a well-loved sound that echoes across our landscape.
A nine-year-old girl has died in an apparent stabbing in the Lincolnshire market town of Boston.
It’s official: the first half of the year has been the driest in England since 1976.
Thousands of people in California have been forced to leave their homes as a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park spreads unpredictably.
The extreme temperatures and lack of rain have left this green and pleasant land looking distinctly arid and brown.
Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson reports from the train station in Peterborough, as the country – and its new prime minister – faces a period of huge adaptation to cope with extreme weather events made more likely by the climate crisis.
This is no ordinary weather – burning wildfires, melting runways, warped roads and overheated hospitals – this is the reality of the UK’s unprecedented heatwave.
In parts of France forecasters are calling it a “heat apocalypse”, with thousands of people forced to flee spreading wildfires in the country’s southwest.
Our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson spoke to the COP26 president Alok Sharma – before the first Conservative leadership debate took place.
Four of the five candidates for the Conservative Party leadership committed to maintaining the government’s goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.
A nationwide curfew has been imposed in Sri Lanka after days of demonstrations resulted in the president fleeing the country on a military jet.
In Sri Lanka, defiant protestors have continued their occupation of the presidential palace as opposition politicians met to discuss forming a new government. In the face of overwhelming public protests triggered by the dire economic crisis the country is facing, President Rajapaksa has pledged to resign on Wednesday.
Extraordinary scenes in Sri Lanka as crowds storm the presidential palace in Colombo and force the President to flee. It’s the culmination of months of protests over the dire economic situation.
It was the Tories’ humiliating loss in two key by elections last month which helped to seal Boris Johnson’s fate – so what are the voters saying about his decision to go?
Thousands of seabirds in colonies across the country are dying with bird flu, washing up along our east coast from Scotland down to Suffolk.