Matt Frei

Europe Editor and Presenter

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.

  • Published on 17 Feb 2017

    Labour MP Heidi Alexander, she resigned from Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet because of doubts about his leadership in the wake of the EU referendum, and the former Work and Pensions Secretary and Brexit campaigner Iain Duncan Smith discuss Tony Blair’s speech and what it means for current Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

  • Published on 14 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    Conservative MP and Leave campaigner, Kwasi Kwarteng, and economist Vicky Pryce.

  • Published on 13 Feb 2017

    Where Donald Trump wanted to hold Theresa May’s hand, the front runner in France’s Presidential election race promises: “I will be pretty tough on the British Government.” In his first UK television interview since he came to the fore, Emmanuel Macron says that, if Britain leaves the EU, we can be certain he won’t soften.

  • Published on 7 Feb 2017 Sections

    Ted Malloch, who’s worked as an adviser to Donald Trump and is being lined up to become the next US ambassador to the EU.

  • Published on 6 Feb 2017

    The French Presidential candidate, Francois Fillon, has launched a fightback against claims that he should quit the race over payments to his wife and children for parliamentary work.

  • Published on 5 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has launched her presidential campaign – hoping to cash in on the kind of populism that propelled Donald Trump to power.

  • Published on 5 Feb 2017 Sections , ,

    From Paris we were joined by Pierre Haski, former deputy editor of Liberation who is now the CEO of the French independent news website Rue89.

  • Published on 4 Feb 2017 Sections

    It faces a real challenge in the Stoke Central by-election in a few weeks’ time. Maybe today’s announcement by the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell of more money for the north and a fairer share of funding between London and the North is a mere coincidence. He tells me his announcement is nothing to do with…

  • Published on 4 Feb 2017

    Does the left hand of the US Government know what the right hand is tweeting? Is the Labour Party in trouble in the North? And the author of American Psycho talks Donald Trump.

  • Published on 3 Feb 2017 Sections , ,

    Theresa May has promised her European counterparts that Britain will stay a “reliable partner” after Brexit at talks in Malta ahead of a European Council summit.

  • Published on 30 Jan 2017 Sections

    One of the MPs taking part in tonight’s demonstration, Mhari Black from the SNP, and Mark Burns, a evangelical pastor who has been vocal in his support of Trump in the past.

  • Published on 30 Jan 2017 Sections ,

    Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and Labour MP Rushanara Ali.

  • Published on 20 Jan 2017

    There were some scuffles in the streets here before the ceremony began. One group of demonstrators dressed in black smashed car and shop windows before they were dispersed by police with pepper spray, with several people arrested.

  • Published on 20 Jan 2017 Sections ,

    Trump supporters have travelled across the country to be here today, some to witness a moment of history, some to cheer the man who promised them they would not be forgotten.

  • Published on 19 Jan 2017 Sections ,

    If you want to understand the people who voted Donald Trump into the White House, you need to go to places like West Virginia – the state with the highest support for Trump in the country.