Matt Frei is Europe Editor and Presenter at Channel 4 News.
This year he has led the Channel 4 News coverage of events in Ukraine from the crash site of Malaysia flight MH17, to the tensions in Crimea and reported live from Independence Square on Kiev’s bloodiest day. He has also secured major interviews with Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Aung San Suu Kyi.
Prior to his appointment as Europe Editor for Channel 4 News, Frei was the Washington Correspondent for two years and has reported on the Americas on everything from business and culture to US foreign policy and its view of the world.
He is also part of the presenting team across Channel 4's news and current affairs portfolio, including the award-winning Dispatches programme.
Matt previously anchored the BBC World News America bulletin and was also Washington Correspondent. He presented a weekly radio show called Americana, and in two decades at the corporation reported from Bonn, Rome, Bosnia, Kosovo, North Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore.
He is the author of two books: Italy: The Unfinished Revolution published in 1996 by Random House and Mandarin books and Only In America published in 2008 by 4th Estate.
A time when America was riven by racial violence, when civic abuse of the black community boiled over into riots, when the army was deployed to a city where the fires of rebellion burned in the streets. Not today, but Detroit in 1967. Fifty years later the Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow has made a new…
Professor Michael Eric Dyson, sociology professor at Georgetown University and author of ‘Tears Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America’, and conservative commentator and journalist, Scottie Nell Hughes, discuss President Trump’s response to the Virginia clashes.
Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney discusses the British Government’s proposals for the post-Brexit Irish border.
Shadow international trade minister Bill Esterson discusses the Government’s Brexit plans.
Garth Greenwell, whose debut novel, ‘What Belongs To You’, has been dubbed ‘the great gay novel for our times’, discusses LGBT rights.
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable and Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng debate Brexit.
George Graham, the director of humanitarian policy for Save the Children UK, discusses what the suspension of migrant rescue missions means.
Joining us from New York is Casey Michel a journalist who covers the far-right and from Charlotte in North Carolina is the artist and civil rights activist – Bree Newsome – who, in 2015, climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Capitol building and lowered the confederate battle flag. The flag was originally…
Trump supporter Neil McCabe, the Armed American Radio Washington editor, says ‘the left are having a field day grandstanding and virtue signalling’ over the Charlottesville violence.
Former Virginia congressman Tom Perriello, who’s a Democrat, says the violence in Charlottesville is indicative of a ‘national problem’.
Courtney Boateng was one of just 38 black British students accepted to Cambridge in 2015. She talks about the trolling she experienced after posting a YouTube video encouraging others like her to apply to Oxbridge.
At least 24 people have been killed in post-election violence in Kenya – the opposition claim that number is much higher.
Dr John Nilsson-Wright, senior research fellow for north east Asia at Chatham House, says the North Koreans will believe Trump is ‘bluffing’ when it comes to seeing through his military threats.
One man who is in no doubt about the science and has been shouting about climate change for decades is the former Vice President of America, Al Gore. I caught up with Mr Gore ahead of the film’s premier at London’s Somerset House and began by asking him how he persuades climate skeptics like the…
I’m joined now by Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton who is the lead officer on hate crime for the National Police Chiefs’ Council.