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.

  • 14 Jun 2018

    A massive game of political football kicked off today. The Russian World Cup has been criticised for being a showpiece for the Putin Presidency. And as if to illustrate that perfectly, his main opponent was released from jail just hours before the Russian national team convincingly won the first game of the month-long tournament. Our…

  • 13 Jun 2018

      With less than 24 hours to go before the first game, and five days before England’s match with Tunisia, the Home Office has said it has blocked more than 1,200 people with a history of football violence from going to Russia. But what sort of welcome can the fans who are going to support…

  • 31 May 2018

    A diplomatic effort is underway tonight to avert further bloodshed across southern Syria. President Assad’s army is poised to expel a variety of rebels and Islamist insurgent groups from a swathe of land bordering Jordan and Israel. Tensions are between Israel and Syria are higher than for generations. In particular, where Syria’s Golan Heights –…

  • 29 May 2018

      “You have turned it into a death Camp” – the United Nations verdict on the Syrian government. For five years Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces besieged and bombarded Yarmouk, the largest Palestinian camp in Syria. The assault was designed to drive out militant Islamic State fighters holding onto what was to become the last…

  • 28 May 2018

    The United States has warned the Syrian government not to launch a major new offensive against mostly Islamist insurgents in the southern province of Daraa. With the Syrian government and its Iranian and Russian allies increasingly confident of winning the seven year old war, our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson has been to a previous battlefield…

  • 24 May 2018

    “It was hell”… “We were the living dead” – the words of Syrians emerging from the years of Militant Islamist rebel control and bombardment by Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces. This week for the first time in seven years the Syrian government fully controls its own capital.

  • 11 May 2018

    Last month, the Home Office said the Windrush generation and their children would be eligible for free citizenship. But what if those children came here as adults?

  • 3 May 2018

    Terrifying footage has has emerged from northern India, where dozens of people were killed by a combination of torrential rain and a dust storm. Many of those who lost their lives were asleep when their homes were destroyed by lightning.

  • 1 May 2018

    The new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, says he’s rejecting the “hostile environment” policy on immigration, but that isn’t much comfort to those who are already caught up in its net. We’ve been following the case of one 64-year-old grandmother who came here from Jamaica – from her nine-month detention in Yarl’s Wood, to her reunion with her family after her release. And she’s still being told she can’t stay.

  • 27 Apr 2018

    All plastic packaging should be reusable, recyclable or compostable before 2025. That’s the new aim of a new plastic pact signed by over 40 companies which between them are responsible for over 80% of plastic packaging on products sold in supermarkets. Environmental campaigners say a voluntary agreement is no substitute for new laws clamping down…

  • 17 Apr 2018

    The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has refused to answer questions about her country’s human rights record. She is in the UK as part of the Commonwealth Summit. This programme has been investigating the many cases of the so-called “missing” in Bangladesh who are political opponents of her government.

  • 9 Apr 2018

    Professor Monica McWilliams, who was a founder of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, and the leader of the Progressive Unionist Party and former paramilitary, Billy Hutchinson, were both signatories of the Good Friday Agreement.

  • 8 Apr 2018

    Syrian activists say at least 40 people have been killed in a poison gas attack on Douma – the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus… rescue teams described finding families suffocated in their homes. Relief workers in the town said hundreds more people had been brought into clinics, with symptoms…

  • 7 Apr 2018

    The Russian embassy in London has called for a meeting with the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over the Salisbury poison attack – claiming its dealings with the UK had been “utterly unsatisfactory”. The Foreign Office hit back, saying it was Russia’s response that had been unsatisfactory – accusing them of failing to answer numerous questions…