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.
That’s it from the G7 summit in Cornwall. Will it go down in history as America’s big comeback – egging on the world’s richest democracies to do their bit against Covid, Climate change and China and thus save those very democracies from extinction? Or will it be remembered as the week when the host Boris…
The G7 leaders have been discussing China as part of a wider pushback against Beijing over human rights, Taiwan and the origins of the Covid pandemic. We spoke to Lisa Curtis, who was US National Security Council senior director for south and central Asia under Donald Trump and Noah Barkin, who founded the Watching China…
Leon Panetta was at the heart of US government for years, serving as CIA director and secretary of defense under President Obama, and he spoke to us from California.
Dr Seth Berkley is the chief executive of Gavi, the vaccine alliance, which is co-leading the Covax scheme to distribute vaccines to countries most in need. He spoke to us from Geneva.
It seems world leaders may finally have clocked onto the mantra “no one is safe until everyone is safe”.
On the eve of the G7 summit, Channel 4 News spoke to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown about the importance of an agreement being made on providing more vaccinations to poorer nations.
We spoke to Ben Rhodes from Los Angeles.
We spoke to the Irish Minister for Europe, Thomas Byrne, and to Kim Darroch – the former UK ambassador to the US who also served as a permanent representative to the EU.
We talk to Professor Menachem Klein, from Bar Ilan University here in Jerusalem. He specialises in Israeli-Palestinian relations and has advised the Israeli government during peace talks.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Jerusalem to sprinkle some American diplomacy and to cement his support for the ceasefire which is holding between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. He’s been holding talks with both Israeli Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank – because America…
We were joined by Paul Hirschson, a spokesperson for the Israeli foreign ministry.
We were joined in Gaza by Asmaa Tayeh from We Are Not Numbers
In Gaza, a delicate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has held for a fourth day.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas could offer the chance to “build something more positive” in the region.
Two teams of Egyptian mediators are holding talks to shore up the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, after eleven days of bombardment.