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.
Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans, while the former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell has also denied health and safety offences.
In Hungary’s capital, thousands of people have been protesting against so-called “slavery laws” introduced last week by Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The labour reforms give employers the right to demand up to 400 hours of overtime from workers each year. The right-wing government says the laws are needed to relieve a shortage of workers.
The UN climate conference in Poland has been billed as the most important summit on global climate change since the 2015 Paris deal. It opened last week with dire warnings from the TV naturalist David Attenborough, who said a lack of action could lead to the collapse of civilisation. But, with just hours left before the…
Delegates from almost 200 countries are at the 24th annual climate change conference in Poland, trying to increase efforts to curb pollution and tackle climate change.
President Trump has raged through a wild tweetstorm, named his new choices for Attorney General and UN Ambassador, and faced questions over his Chief of Staff John Kelly being poised to resign.
An American President, a decorated World War Two fighter pilot, a husband and a father – George HW Bush packed many lives into his 94 years.
A British academic has been sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates, accused of spying for the UK. The Foreign Secretary described the verdict as “shocking and unacceptable” and is threatening repercussions.
The Kremlin has denounced what it called “western meddling” in an election, after Britain and the United States urged the international police agency Interpol not to elect a former Russian interior ministry official as its new chief. Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said that if Alexander Prokopchuk was appointed, it would be like turning Interpol into…
The number of people missing in this week’s Northern Californian wildfires has jumped from 130 to 631. The ‘Camp Fire’ blaze, the deadliest in the state’s history, has left hundreds homeless and living in tent cities.
Facebook has fired a PR firm which it allegedly hired to dig up dirt on some of its competitors and critics, following a major investigation in the New York Times.
At least 44 people have now lost their lives in the wildfires sweeping California, as winds spread the flames still further. Many people are still missing, with specialist search teams combing the town of Paradise which was left almost totally destroyed by flames.
While fracking has only just begun in this country, the Dutch are waving goodbye to years of riches from gas extraction. Why? Because they can no longer stand the social and economic cost of hundreds of small earthquakes and thousands of properties damaged by the tremors gas extraction causes. The Dutch were told extraction was safe and…
Standing before Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin the French President warned old demons are resurfacing and condemned nationalism.
Theresa May is showing no sign of changing her position on Brexit despite warnings from both the opposition and her party that her deal lacks support.
Tropical forests being cleared at an unprecedented rate, overfishing and pollution in the oceans and wildlife populations on land plummeting. A new report from the World Wide Fund for Nature paints a bleak picture of the state of the planet.