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.

  • 1 Feb 2018

    Is he the meteorically rising star of the Tory Party, even a future Prime Minister – or a man whose past may derail his ambitions? Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is visiting Washington DC as questions swirl at home over a reported affair with an office colleague before he became an MP. In the past hour he…

  • 31 Jan 2018

    Andrew Sullivan, writer-at-large for New York magazine, and Dee Dee Bass Wilbon, a conservative commentator and public affairs specialist, discuss President Trump’s state of the union speech.

  • 31 Jan 2018

    President Donald Trump says he used his first state of the union address to Congress to reach out an open hand across the aisle for unity, but Democrats say his other hand was a clenched fist. His proposed immigration deal, with its offer to help some illegal immigrants in exchange for a border crackdown, has…

  • 25 Jan 2018

    Now throwaway cups, cutlery and straws could soon become a thing of the past with new initiatives like water fountains and bottle refill points. We’re on the trail of the plastic trash currently littering our towns and cities.

  • 22 Jan 2018

    From international football star to President , and the first peaceful transfer of power for more than 70 years. George Weah has been sworn in as Liberia’s President, promising to eradicate corruption and boost the country’s struggling economy. He faces a daunting task, and high expectations, so will the euphoria surrounding today’s ceremony be short-lived?

  • 19 Jan 2018

    Now to an exclusive report about a family who broke down on a motorway which didn’t have a hard shoulder because of conversion to be a new smart motorway. As they dialled 999 a lorry smashed into their car with three small children in the back seat. Their emergency call is still distressing, but they…

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Severe gales have proved fatal as stormy weather battered Britain and continental Europe. Three people died in the Netherlands as gusts of over 80 miles per hour toppled trees, blew over lorries and ripped off rooves. Here in Britain, fallen trees  blocked railway lines and roads and thousands of homes and businesses were left without…

  • 16 Jan 2018

    Police in California have arrested a couple who allegedly kept their 13 children prisoners in their home, some of them chained to their beds with padlocks. David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin are now being held on charges of torture and child endangerment. One of the siblings managed to escape and called the police…

  • 11 Jan 2018

    How far should former prime minsters benefit financially from their time in office? David Cameron’s famous photo opportunity with Chinese Presdent Xi Jinping in a Buckinghamshire pub kick started a bromance between London and Bejing. Now Chinese businessmen have said  “thank you” to the Old Etonian by each paying a cool twelve thousand pounds to…

  • 8 Jan 2018

    From the small screen to the silver screen, the battle for equality ran like a thread through the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles. It was an event notable as much for the drama of the night itself as the on-screen dramas it honoured. Stars dressed in black to express their solidarity in the fight…

  • 5 Jan 2018

    It’s been dubbed the “latte levy” – a tax on the billions of takeaway coffee cups that Britons are throwing away every year. The environmental impact is serious. Almost all of them are impossible to recycle because of their plastic lining. MPs think adding an extra 25p on to the price of a disposable cup…

  • 4 Jan 2018

    At least two dozen people have been killed after airstrikes hit the rebel-held suburb of East Gouta, just outside the Syrian capital Damascus. Witnesses say Russian jets bombed the area, causing several buildings to collapse. The strikes come as the war in Syria is soon to enter its seventh year.

  • 2 Jan 2018

    South Korea has offered to enter talks with North Korea – after Kim Jong Un indicated he would be open to negotiations. And the reason the nuclear standoff suddenly looks less intractable? Pyongyang wants to take part in the Winter Olympics – which open next month in South Korea. But could it all be an…

  • 13 Dec 2017

    Are Westminster politicians in danger of not pursuing human rights violations in Bangladesh because of the close connections of one Labour MP to the ruling party in Dhaka? In Bangladesh disappearances continue under an authoritarian police state ruled by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, whose niece, Tulip Siddiq, is the Labour MP for Hampstead. Tonight we…

  • 29 Nov 2017

    New developments on our story from last night about the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq and allegations that she is ignoring the plight of a Bangladeshi Barrister despite the fact her aunt is the Prime Minister there.