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.
He is known for his slow-moving and beautifully-shot films like ‘Wings of Desire’, but director Wim Wenders has also spent his life taking tens of thousands of polaroid photographs. The quietly-spoken German became very animated indeed discussing Trump, Brexit and the Harvey Weinstein allegations.
Joining us from Brussels is the Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan to debate the issue of EU citizens in the UK.
At least 230 people have died in the most deadly attack in Somalia’s history.
MP Sarah Champion and Anthony Steen, Chairman of the Human Trafficking Foundation, talk about what the UK can do to combat slavery.
One of America’s foremost poets talks about race and social justice in the United States.
Hillary Clinton says she failed to understand the “anger and resentment” of American voters, but said the Trump campaign “had the help of the Russians”.
Actor Katherine Kendall says Harvey Weinstein took his clothes off and asked her to massage him after inviting her to his room. He has denied allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment.
Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she believes President Trump is a danger to the world and criticises his attitude to the Iran nuclear deal. She promises to return the money Harvey Weinstein donated to her campaign, says she “did not hear” allegations that the film producer sexually harassed women, and discusses the rise…
Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump’s actions “destabilising and dangerous”, and criticised his 2016 campaign for ‘feeding scapegoats and prejudices’. The 2016 Democrat Presidential candidate, speaking to Channel 4 News, covered a wide range of issues, including her own campaign, Donald Trump and the the recent allegations of rape and sexual harassment against film producer Harvey Weinstein.…
Walid Phares, who was one of Donald Trump’s foreign affairs advisers during the Presidential campaign, discusses the Iran nuclear deal.
Earlier I spoke to leading Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith. I put it to him that the afterglow of the Prime Minister’s Florence speech, already seems to have evaporated?
Professor Jaume Lopez, from Pompeu Fabra University, discusses Catalonian independence.
Anna Arqué, from the International Commission of European Citizens, discusses Catalonian independence.
Ever since the referendum on October 1, we have been waiting for the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont’s next move. There have been huge demonstrations in favour of independence and against the police brutality that marred that flawed vote. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets, not just in Madrid, but in Barcelona, calling for the…
There has been significant push-back on several fronts against Catalonia’s moves towards independence. Yesterday hundreds of thousands of demonstrators descended on Barcelona. Today more businesses announced that they would shift their headquarters outside Catalonia if the region broke away, and France declared that it would move to expel an independent Catalonia from the EU. All…