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.
An official result is not expected for a few days but the official projections show that Angela Merkel will secure an historic fourth term. But with her power-base eroded by a surge in support for the far right.
It was supposed to reset relations with the continent but 24 hours after Mrs May gave her Florence speech, the fragile entente cordial with Europe is once again looking a little frayed. And we speak to the Conservative MP and Brexiteer Andrew Rosindell.
Ulrike Ester Franke, from the European Council on Foreign Affairs, discusses Theresa May’s speech.
Not everyone in Germany was following today’s Brexit speech, and they can be excused for not doing so, with their own distraction in the form of Sunday’s election. However policymakers, businessmen and anyone involved with Britain were listening. While many may have been reassured by Theresa May’s emollient words about paying divorce bills and a smooth transition forging a special partnership…
Mona Khalil, a public international lawyer with extensive experience in UN peace and security efforts, and the former head of humanitarian affairs and emergency relief at the United Nations, Stephen O’Brien, discuss the plight of the Rohingya people and President Trump’s UN address.
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable says there has been a “complete breakdown of discipline” in the cabinet over Brexit, with “key members of the government publicly quarrelling”.
Henry Newman, of Open Europe, and Alison McGovern, a Labour MP and supporter of the Open Britain organisation, discuss Brexit.
Lorenzo Vidino, director of the programme on extremism at George Washington University, talks about Europe’s fight against terrorism.
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.