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.

  • 2 Nov 2017

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 16 Oct 2017

    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…

  • 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…

  • 11 Oct 2017

    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…

  • 3 Oct 2017

    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.

  • 14 Sep 2017

    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.

  • 13 Sep 2017

    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.

  • 12 Sep 2017

    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.  

  • 11 Sep 2017

    We report from Anguilla as the struggle to get aid to the islands devastated by Hurricane Irma continues. Officials have fended off criticism that their response has been too slow and too late.

  • 10 Sep 2017

    Last night, Cuba took the full force of the hurricane’s might, with flooding submerging hundreds of miles of coastline. Meanwhile – with Antigua in dire need of international help – the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has defended Britain’s response, after critics claimed the UK had been poorly prepared.

  • 9 Sep 2017

    Once a heaven, now a sodden hell with flooded homes, debris and devastation. Alex Thomson reports from the Caribbean.

  • 5 Sep 2017

    Clients, shareholders and investors are deserting PR giant Bell Pottinger as the scandal surrounding a campaign it mounted in South Africa gathers pace. Bell Pottinger was expelled from the PR industry’s trade body last night. That followed the resignation of chief executive James Henderson on Sunday in the wake of the company’s own internal investigation…

  • 4 Sep 2017

    Bell Pottinger, a giant of the public relations world,  has had to apologise for a South African campaign that went badly wrong. It has mired the company in a race row and its chief executive has resigned.