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.
Our chief correspondent Alex Thomson is in the Arctic, where he’s making a special report to be broadcast soon.
Greenland’s ice is melting at an alarming rate, and that means sea levels are rising.
A heatwave is gripping the arctic, and Greenland’s ice sheet is melting away on a scale not seen for years, threatening a rise in sea levels.
The changes in our climate are affecting the ability of the land we live on to sustain human life.
A major trade deal with China to sell meat and dairy products may seem like a great thing.
Activists dragged boats into the road to halt traffic in Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds and London.
They have traditional dances, bows and arrows, the songs and the warpaint.
Last month deforestation in the Amazon basin hit record levels. It results from the pro-farming policy being pursued by Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro.
I’m joined by the latest Tory leadership hopeful Sam Gyimah.
The chief executive of Celtic has said that the football club has been investigating historic child sex abuse allegations for the last two years.
Two years ago, a documentary about the six Catholic men murdered named their alleged killers. But instead of investigating the gunmen, police in Northern Ireland arrested the makers of the film.
He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his leadership of Nato forces in the Kosovo War and headed the British Army during the invasion of Iraq. But back in 1971 General Sir Mike Jackson was a captain in the Parachute Regiment serving in Belfast, with specific responsibility for press relations. And today he gave evidence at…
Exclusive: Nichola Corner tells Channel 4 News there is a ‘terrible irony’ in Lyra’s murder, because ‘she would have understood these people – or tried to’.
In an exclusive interview with Channel 4 News, Sara Canning reveals Lyra had been planning an ‘incredibly romantic’ proposal – and they were supposed to get engaged this week. She also accuses her killers of being ‘no better than paedophiles’.
Talks have resumed at Stormont today between the main political parties in Northern Ireland in an attempt to restore a powersharing government. The first fully-fledged discussions since negotiations collapsed in February last year come in the wake of the murder last month of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee.