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.

  • 14 Feb 2018

    The chances of a new power-sharing administration in Northern Ireland have been effectively torpedoed, after the Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster said there was no prospect of restoring the devolved government, and calling for the return of direct rule.

  • 7 Feb 2018

    No rain on his parade. It’s emerged that President Trump was so impressed by the Bastille Day military parade he watched in Paris with President Macron, he wants to stage an even bigger and better one back home in front of the White House and the Trump Hotel on the same street. Tanks, troops and…

  • 6 Feb 2018

    The turmoil on the markets started with a sharp drop in the New York stock exchange, which has been fluctuating wildly so far today. Alan Valdes, senior partner at Silverbear Capital, explains what is happening.

  • 5 Feb 2018

    For the first time since 1945, America is considering the use of first-strike nuclear weapons. It’s part of an overhaul of the arsenal needed, says the Pentagon, because Russia is building more, smaller nuclear weapons. Although Barack Obama began the US upgrade, President Trump is vastly expanding it, but within the rules of a new…

  • 3 Feb 2018

    Yorkshire has been welcomed into a world league for repressed minorities, independent nations and stateless people. A league that includes the Rohingya, Tibet and Darfur.

  • 2 Feb 2018

    The latest pitched battle in Trump’s Presidency – the release of a memo crafted by Republicans on the intelligence committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The President wanted it made public, saying the FBI politicised the investigative process in favour of the Democrats. The FBI says the memo is false, misleading and reckless.

  • 1 Feb 2018

    Is he the meteorically rising star of the Tory Party, even a future Prime Minister – or a man whose past may derail his ambitions? Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is visiting Washington DC as questions swirl at home over a reported affair with an office colleague before he became an MP. In the past hour he…

  • 31 Jan 2018

    Andrew Sullivan, writer-at-large for New York magazine, and Dee Dee Bass Wilbon, a conservative commentator and public affairs specialist, discuss President Trump’s state of the union speech.

  • 31 Jan 2018

    President Donald Trump says he used his first state of the union address to Congress to reach out an open hand across the aisle for unity, but Democrats say his other hand was a clenched fist. His proposed immigration deal, with its offer to help some illegal immigrants in exchange for a border crackdown, has…

  • 25 Jan 2018

    Now throwaway cups, cutlery and straws could soon become a thing of the past with new initiatives like water fountains and bottle refill points. We’re on the trail of the plastic trash currently littering our towns and cities.

  • 22 Jan 2018

    From international football star to President , and the first peaceful transfer of power for more than 70 years. George Weah has been sworn in as Liberia’s President, promising to eradicate corruption and boost the country’s struggling economy. He faces a daunting task, and high expectations, so will the euphoria surrounding today’s ceremony be short-lived?

  • 19 Jan 2018

    Now to an exclusive report about a family who broke down on a motorway which didn’t have a hard shoulder because of conversion to be a new smart motorway. As they dialled 999 a lorry smashed into their car with three small children in the back seat. Their emergency call is still distressing, but they…

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Severe gales have proved fatal as stormy weather battered Britain and continental Europe. Three people died in the Netherlands as gusts of over 80 miles per hour toppled trees, blew over lorries and ripped off rooves. Here in Britain, fallen trees  blocked railway lines and roads and thousands of homes and businesses were left without…

  • 16 Jan 2018

    Police in California have arrested a couple who allegedly kept their 13 children prisoners in their home, some of them chained to their beds with padlocks. David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin are now being held on charges of torture and child endangerment. One of the siblings managed to escape and called the police…

  • 11 Jan 2018

    How far should former prime minsters benefit financially from their time in office? David Cameron’s famous photo opportunity with Chinese Presdent Xi Jinping in a Buckinghamshire pub kick started a bromance between London and Bejing. Now Chinese businessmen have said  “thank you” to the Old Etonian by each paying a cool twelve thousand pounds to…