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.
Earlier in the studio, Matt Frei spoke to Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs select committee, and Jean-Paul Mulot, who represents the regional government overseeing Calais. Frei started by asking Tom Tugendhat if the £44million Britain has pledged to beef up security in Calais was too much money, as some members of…
French President Emmanuel Macron has been in Calais to discuss the persistent migrant crisis there, before this week’s summit with Theresa May, where he’ll be raising the issue of how the two countries should co-operate over migration controls.
President Trump has provoked a fair bit of outrage here too, after he declared he wouldn’t come to London to open the new US embassy next month because it was a “bad deal” and in an “off location”. Downing Street insisted the relationship between the two countries remained “strong and deep”, but London Mayor Sadiq…
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter discusses the Trump Presidency.
Steve Bannon fancies himself as a student of history and an expert on the Tudors. He once likened himself to Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s right-hand man, who ended up losing his head. Bannon still has his head but not much else. Meanwhile his former boss seems to be undergoing something of a shift away from…
At least eight women have died and 86 other migrants have been rescued after a smuggler’s dinghy began sinking in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian Coastguards, who coordinate rescue missions off the Libyan coast, said they were still searching for more survivors.
We spoke to Dr Nick Scriven, President of the Society for Acute Medicine about the NHS and how A&E departments have been coping.
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on President Trump, Nixon and nuclear war.
Joining us is Jan Halper-Hayes, former Vice President of Republicans Overseas.
“I’m like, really smart and a very stable genius” tweeted President Trump, hitting back at claims over his mental fitness for office made in Michael Wolff’s explosive new book.
Andrey Kortunov, the director general of the Russian International Affairs Council and an adviser to the Russian foreign ministry, and Ben Nimmo, an information defence fellow for the Atlantic Council think tank, discuss claims raised during Boris Johnson’s visit to Moscow that Russia has been meddling in the UK.
Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, responds to a report about the treatment of Bijan Ebrahimi.
Alec Russell, editor of the weekend Financial Times and previously a foreign correspondent, discusses Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as ANC leader.
Plans to buy new military equipment – including warships and jets – are under threat because the defence budget is so overstretched according to a new Defence Select Committee report. The stark warning is likely to reignite the row between the Chancellor and the Defence Secretary over military cuts.
They are women challenging the stereotype of the body beautiful, by revealing and embracing their scars. A photography project features women whose bodies have been through unbelievable challenges. Now, they say, it is time to stop hiding.