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.
In India, the military is stepping up its efforts to rescue people stranded by catastrophic monsoon floods in the southern state of Kerala. More than 350 people have died and thousands are still believed to be stranded. More than 800,000 people are now sheltering in camps.
Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations, has died aged 80. He was the first black African to be appointed to the post during turbulent times in the world including the Iraq war. The Nobel Prize winning diplomat will be remembered for establishing international goals to reduce extreme poverty but his tenure …
She was and remains the most high profile woman to have been a member of the Provisional IRA. In a film soon to be released, for the first time Dolours Price talks on camera about her violent youth, including her account of the 1972 killing of Belfast mother of ten Jean McConville. Her death was…
More than 320 people have died in India, as emergency teams managed to rescue thousands of people by helicopter and boats who’d been marooned by the unprecedented monsoon rains. Heavy downpours over the last eight days in the southern state of Kerala triggered widespread flooding, as well as landslides and bridge collapses, while the main…
The ‘fake news media’ is the opposition party, President Trump declared today, but across the United States some 350 newspapers from the New York Times to the Kentucky Times Tribune have launched an unprecedented joint campaign to counter the President’s attacks on the media. In the past two hours the US Senate unanimously supported a free press,…
Thousands of terrified tourists are being taken off the island of Lombok by boat after an earthquake destroyed roads, bridges and damaged huge numbers of buildings. At least 98 people were killed and over 200 injured, with thousands more now homeless.
While there was a massive and peaceful demo in London yesterday, the streets of central London were cordoned off for a rather different event today. Supporters of President Trump joined supporters of the jailed former English Defence League Leader Tommy Robinson for a march and rally on Whitehall – overseen by a huge police operation.
Is it coming home? Well, maybe not quite yet. But England’s victory on penalties against Colombia last night has certainly purged a few demons and the road to the World Cup is now one step shorter.
As the football world cup continues to play out, our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson looks at whether this new look Russia, all welcoming hospitality and shiny new facilities, is anything more than just a façade – and asks what will happen once the competition comes to an end.
The World Cup has continued today, with two more teams, France and Denmark, progressing to the next round. But it’s the diplomatic developments going on in the background of this competition that are drawing the attention of governments around the world.
She’s a supermodel and a philanthropist who became the face of Russia’s World Cup bid. Natalia Vodianova is certainly one of the most famous people to hail from the city of Nizhny Novgorod, where England were playing this weekend.
Now there is something of a carnival atmosphere in Nizhny Novgorod – where England fans are anticipating a win in tomorrow’s game.
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter talks to Channel 4 News about corruption in FIFA, his reception at the 2018 Russia World Cup – and his invitation from Vladimir Putin.
Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson reports from Volgograd, Russia.
England’s World Cup campaign will kick off on Monday in the southern Russian city of Volgograd – formerly known as Stalingrad. Our chief correspondent Alex Thomson is there.