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.
Texas: a state whose destiny has been shaped by oil, by political conservatism, by minimal government – and now, thanks to its growing Hispanic population – the future direction of the United States itself. Now a new book – God Save Texas – by the Pulitzer prize winning author Lawrence Wright – explores some of…
While Britain places the blame for the Skripal poisonings firmly on Russia, we went to meet the exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky to ask about the Kremlin’s continuing strained relationship with the West. He was once Russia’s richest man, as head of the oil giant Yukos, before spending 10 years in prison for tax evasion.…
Tony Blair’s chief of staff and the government’s chief negotiator in Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007 discussed the possibility of Irish Unification.
Malaysia’s reformist politician Anwar Ibrahim has hailed what he described as a “new dawn” for the country, after he was released from jail with a royal pardon. Mr Anwar was convicted of sodomy and corruption three years ago, in a case he described as politically motivated. A warning: this report contains flash photography throughout.
President Erdogan is asked how he can claim Turkey’s elections will be free and fair.
Hamed Mousavi is Professor of Political Science at the University of Tehran.
Walid Phares was foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential campaign.
Nasser Hadian is professor of political sciences at Tehran University. Vali Nasr is a noted Iran expert and dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Tom Tugendhat is Conservative chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
We’re joined by Paul Ryan, a campaign finance lawyer at watchdog group Common Cause, and by conservative political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes, to discuss the latest allegations about Stormy Daniels and President Trump.
Speaking at an event in Dundalk, Michel Barnier said the UK must soften its red lines if there was any chance of breaking an impasse on the Irish border issue. And he denied accusations from unionists that he wasn’t an “honest broker”. Matt Frei reports from Dundalk.
The Hungarian capital looks as splendid as ever. The tourists are here en masse. But behind the alluring facade there is trouble. The European Parliament today accused the Hungary’s ruling Fidez Party of systematically undermining the rule of law, democracy and minority rights at home. The Hungarian Foreign Minister shot back: all lies. Mind your…
We invited a government spokesman onto the programme. Having said yes they turned us down saying that no one in the government was giving any interviews to the foreign media at this time. Andras Lederer from the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a Human Rights and rule of law watchdog, that receives money from the Soros Foundation…
Living with dementia is often isolating – and for LGBT people there can be an extra layer of loneliness. For a community that grew up when homosexuality was still illegal, fear of prejudice can make it harder to access services and support groups. Now the UK’s first dementia cafe aimed specifically at gay, lesbian, bi…
The case of a man from the Windrush generation who was threatened with deportation, and was found dead last month, has been raised with the Home Secretary. Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell meets Dexter Bristol’s mother, Sentina.