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.

  • Published on 16 Nov 2017 Sections

    Last-ditch talks have been taking place in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to try to find a way to end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule. Photographs have emerged of Mr Mugabe meeting the army commander who put him under house arrest. The photos did not show first lady Grace Mugabe whose attempts to secure greater powers for herself…

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections

    Robert Mugabe is under house arrest as the Zimbabwe army staged a de facto military coup. Troops have been posted outside government buildings and are patrolling the streets of the capital Harare. The former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked just last week, could now be on his way back to Zimbabwe to take…

  • Published on 14 Nov 2017 Sections

    Having been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over five years, you’d think the last place WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would want to go is another embassy. But it’s emerged that WikiLeaks lobbied the Trump campaign to get them to publicly endorse Julian Assange as a candidate to be Australia’s next ambassador…

  • Published on 8 Nov 2017 Sections

    Barbuda was the only Caribbean Island to be totally evacuated after it was devastated by Hurricane Irma in September. But now the islanders say they are being hit by a second storm – a land grab. After they were evacuated to Antigua the residents of Barbuda  had expected to return to the island that they communally…

  • Published on 6 Nov 2017

    From Her Majesty the Queen’s estate to a top US official, from a leading football club to a rock star who campaigns against poverty. They are all accused of investing vast sums of money in offshore havens, thus – perfectly legally – avoiding UK tax. The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for an inquiry into…

  • Published on 2 Nov 2017 Sections , ,

    It was meant to be a meeting to show unity between Israel and the UK a hundred years on from the Balfour Declaration, which signalled British support for the creation of a Jewish homeland. But cracks were quickly apparent. Theresa May pointed to illegal Israeli settlements as a barrier to peace, while her Israeli counterpart…

  • Published on 31 Oct 2017

    Now in this highly tangled tale it seems many roads lead to London. Especially the allegations involving the former Trump campaign advisor. George Papadopoulus. He’s admitted lying to the FBI about his dealings with two people claiming to have links with Russia. They include an un-named Professor, believed to be Joseph Mifsud, an honorary director of the…

  • Published on 17 Oct 2017

    The son of the murdered investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed in a car bombing in Malta, has attacked the island as a “mafia state” run by what he called “crooks”. His 53 year old mother, who died yesterday, was known for her blog accusing politicians of high-level corruption and led the Panama…

  • Published on 16 Oct 2017 Sections

    Three people have been killed as the powerful storm Ophelia swept through parts of Ireland and the UK with hurricane-force winds gusting up to 100 miles an hour. Ireland’s Prime Minister described the impact as a “national emergency”, urging people to stay indoors. The Met Office has issued an amber warning, with a potential risk…

  • Published on 12 Oct 2017

    Almost 30 women have now gone public with allegations of sexual abuse by the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. In New York police say they will be conducting a review to see if there are “any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter.” Here, police in Liverpool have passed a file to the Met’s sex…

  • Published on 11 Oct 2017 Sections ,

    The allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have become more serious overnight, with three women telling the New York Times that he raped them. He has denied any non-consensual sex took place. In a statement, Mr Weinstein’s wife described her sadness at the tremendous pain his “unforgivable actions” have caused women, as she announced she…

  • Published on 3 Oct 2017 Sections

    It has been nearly two weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Almost half the population has no access to running water and the Trump administration has faced criticism that it hasn’t done enough to help. But today Donald Trump was on the ground and gave his relief effort top marks.

  • Published on 14 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Ministers are looking at ways of using the UK’s £13 billion aid budget to help the British overseas territories in the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Irma. Chief correspondent Alex Thomson visits the Britsh overseas territory of Anguilla and the nearby French St Martin to see the response to Irma’s havoc.

  • Published on 13 Sep 2017 Sections , ,

    We report from Anguilla as Boris Johnson defends the government’s hurricane relief effort, saying it was “extremely fast” as he arrived on the island of Anguilla to see the aid operation in action.

  • Published on 12 Sep 2017 Sections , ,

    We report from Anguilla: As the clear-up in the wake of Hurricane Irma continues, questions remain about the speed and size of Britain’s response. Dozens of police have been flown to devastated British territories in the Caribbean and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is about to see the relief effort first hand.