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.
An undercover sting operation has highlighted a Saudi Arabian government plan to artificially raise global oil demand, Channel 4 News can reveal in an investigation released just days before climate crisis talks begin in the UAE.
Around two-thirds of the confirmed illegal killings of birds of prey last year are linked to shooting estates. That’s according to the RSPB’s latest report on bird crime, which we can exclusively reveal. Buzzards, red kites, goshawks, hen harriers, peregrine falcons and white-tailed eagles have all fallen victim to shooting, trapping and poisoning – adding…
The move towards Green Steel has taken another step forward with the announcement that the blast furnaces at British Steel’s plant in Scunthorpe will be replaced by two electric arc furnaces.
Gusts of wind reaching more than a hundred miles an hour along with heavy rain have caused major damage across parts of southern England and the Channel Islands.
Along with the very real and violent war on the ground – there is also a fierce information war. Like Tuesday’s explosion at the Gaza hospital which Hamas says killed hundreds of people. Israel says it was a misfired Islamic Jihad rocket, which they deny. Hamas says it was an Israeli airstrike, which they deny.
So what do we actually know about the hospital blast – and the contradicting claims by Israel and Hamas, which is designated a terrorist organisation by the UK? It’s been impossible to carry out any independent verification – but we’ve been examining the evidence presented by both sides so far.
Tens, if not hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are sheltering in hospitals across Gaza. But with fuel for generators expected to run out in the next 24 hours, they’re on the verge of collapse.
We spoke to historian and author of Sapiens: Yuval Noah Harari
Doctors in Gaza say they fear thousands could die because hospitals are running desperately low on generator fuel and basic supplies. Palestinians in the besieged Strip are struggling to find food, water and safety, as they brace for a ground offensive.
No power or fuel, no water coming out of the taps and food running dangerously low. The UN says the humanitarian situation in Gaza was already critical and is now “fast becoming untenable”. All this as the Israeli military warns it will strike Gaza City “very soon”.
Figures released today by the EU’s climate agency reveal global temperatures soared to record high for September – surpassing the previous record for the month by 0.5 degrees.
We spoke to Anne Clarke, who is chair of the London Assembly’s fire, resilience and emergency planning committee.
We spoke to the President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani and started by asking about her response to more British troops joining the NATO’s force in the country.
The State of Nature report was first published a decade ago. Then, 1 in 10 species were at risk of extinction. Today it’s 1 in 6.
Hunting stags with packs of dogs has supposedly been illegal for almost 20 years – although there are some exemptions.