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.

  • 21 Nov 2018

    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.

  • 20 Nov 2018

    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…

  • 16 Nov 2018

    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.

  • 15 Nov 2018

    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.

  • 13 Nov 2018

    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.

  • 12 Nov 2018

    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…

  • 11 Nov 2018

    Standing before Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin the French President warned old demons are resurfacing and condemned nationalism.

  • 10 Nov 2018

    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.

  • 30 Oct 2018

    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.

  • 13 Oct 2018

    The American Pastor freed from a Turkish jail yesterday is now on his way to meet President Trump. His release is being seen as a diplomatic triumph for Mr Trump. Relations between Turkey and the US had become strained over the Pastor’s detention. The Pastor has always denied he did anything wrong.

  • 12 Oct 2018

    The Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood was lawfully killed by a police officer. The verdict was delivered after two hours and 20 minutes of deliberations by the inquest jury at the Old Bailey in London this afternoon.

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Some of the planet’s most extraordinary species – including tigers, lions, rhino and elephants – face extinction in the wild. One reason is the global trade in illegal wildlife, which is reckoned to be worth £18 billion each year. Today, governments and organisations from over 80 countries met in London for the largest conference of its kind. It’s mission: to…

  • 10 Oct 2018

    The inquest into the death of the Westminster Bridge attacker today heard from the two armed officers who confronted him. Giving evidence anonymously, they described Khalid Masood as a man with a clear intention to kill them.

  • 5 Oct 2018

    The shale gas firm Cuadrilla is expected to start its long delayed work on a well in Lancashire next week, after years of protests and planning battles.

  • 1 Oct 2018

    Volunteers have already buried hundreds of people in a mass grave. Now they’ve been warned to make room for hundreds more. Many victims are feared unlikely to have survived the devastation, caused by collapsed buildings and severe flooding.