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 23 Jun 2017

    The Qatari-owned television network Al Jazeera has denounced what it calls an attempt to silence freedom of expression, after Saudi Arabia demanded that the broadcaster be shut down. The Saudis, plus other Gulf nations leading a blockade against Qatar, have issued a list of 13 demands in exchange for lifting a draconian two-week embargo. Qatar…

  • Published on 16 Jun 2017

    The former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died at the age of 87. He was one of the architects of the reunification of West and East Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall. and a leading advocate of the introduction of the European single currency.

  • Published on 13 Jun 2017

    European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt says EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in EU countries “can’t live with” any more Brexit uncertainty.

  • Published on 13 Jun 2017

    Theresa May has been speaking after talks with President Macron in Paris.

  • Published on 12 Jun 2017

    European leaders are determined not to give Britain an easy ride over Brexit, despite all the uncertainty over how the talks will now proceed. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be briefing MEPs in Strasbourg later this week on the wider implications last week’s election result could have for the whole Brexit process.

  • Published on 9 Jun 2017

    The new Parliament will be the most diverse ever, with 51 MPs from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. It will also have the most women MPs ever – a total of 208. But for one woman, it hasn’t been the best of campaigns. When Theresa May announced the election, she had a 20 point…

  • Published on 7 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Sir Craig Oliver, David Cameron’s former communications director, says he expects Theresa May to be returned to power with a “significantly increased majority”. Tom Baldwin, a former director of communications at the Labour Party and a senior adviser to Ed Miliband at the last election, says if Labour loses seats, its campaign cannot be judged…

  • Published on 6 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Michael Bloomberg is the former mayor of New York and the founder and CEO of Bloomberg LP, a financial services, media, and software company. He tells Matt Frei that London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has been criticised by Donald Trump after the London Bridge attacks, is “doing exactly what he should do” and he would…

  • Published on 1 Jun 2017 Sections

    Some breaking news tonight. There are reports of explosions and gunfire at a resort complex in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

  • Published on 1 Jun 2017 Sections

    Christiana Figueres, former head of The Framework Convention on Climate Change, discusses Donald Trump’s decision on the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • Published on 1 Jun 2017 Sections

    The Guardian newspaper is reporting that the former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been named a ‘person of interest’ in the FBI’s investigation into Donald Trump and Russia. There’s been no confirmation from the FBI. He’s said he’s extremely doubtful that could be the case. I spoke with him a moment ago

  • Published on 29 May 2017 Sections ,

    He spent 12 years playing James Bond but also 20 years being a goodwill ambassador for Unicef, visiting their projects across the world and raising tens of millions of pounds.

  • Published on 29 May 2017 Sections ,

    Kasparov is the chairman of the human rights foundation and former world chess champion. He now lives in America and has spoken about Russian meddling in the US election. In his new book Deep Thinking he discusses our relationship with artificial intelligence and reminisces on the moment twenty years ago when he was beaten at…

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections , ,

    Amid leaks of information relating to the Manchester attacks, we discuss what might be done with Michael Scheuer the former chief of the CIA’s Bin Laden tracking unit. And with Hugh Orde, the former President of the Association of Chief Police Officers who spent nearly a decade as Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable.

  • Published on 19 May 2017 Sections

    Ali Shihabi, the executive director of the Arabia Foundation, and Dr Sanam Vakil, associate fellow of the Middle East and North Africa programme at Chatham House, on President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia and how hardliners in Iran are using fear of him to galvanise opposition to President Rouhani.