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.
Matt Frei discusses the reaction to today’s revelations with Andy Davies, who is outside Cambridge Analytica’s headquarters in Central London, and our Washington Correspondent, Kylie Morris in DC.
He was the last of the music hall greats. The entertainer Sir Ken Dodd has died at the age of 90. Fellow comedians described him as a “true comedy legend”.
Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, who chairs the Commons foreign affairs select committee, discusses Theresa May’s statement on Russia.
Marina Litvinenko is the widow of another former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London after he was poisoned with polonium in 2006.
Italy is facing more political uncertainty after no party or coalition won an outright majority in yesterday’s elections. The populist, anti-Europe Five Star and League parties were the biggest winners, with their leaders claiming they should have the right to govern. But with weeks of protracted negotiations in store, Italy is once again being branded…
Matt Frei is live from Italy, where the country is voting in a general election.
As many as 60 people have lost their lives in severe weather across Europe, where heavy blizzards and icy temperatures have cut off roads and forced hundreds of rail services and flights to be cancelled. Poland and Ukraine were hit by heavy snowstorms – and the Siberian conditions spread as far south as Italy, from…
Former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti discusses his country’s elections and the rise of populism.
With just three days to go until Italy elects a new government, Silvio Berlusconi has been wrapping-up his campaign in Rome with his coalition allies, even though a previous conviction for fraud means he can’t become Prime Minister himself.
On Sunday, Italy is going to the polls for a general election, and the outcome of the vote is expected to be even more unpredictable than usual. The potential kingmaker? Silvio Berlusconi. The 81-year-old, despite being banned from office because of tax offences, might still be the man calling the shots.
Born in Sheffield and educated at Eton, Dominic West found fame via an unlikely route as Jimmy McNulty, the flawed but lovable hero of American police drama, The Wire. West has now turned his talents to a satire of the well-heeled, emotionally repressed European art world in his Palme d’Or-winning new film, The Square. Matt…
Matt Frei is joined by journalist Kate Leaver, who has written extensively about her own long-term use of anti-depressants, and Dr Joanna Moncrieff, a psychiatrist who is critical of the over-use of anti-depressant.
The Norwegian politician and diplomat Jan Egeland discusses the Democratic Republic of Congo. where a political impasse and a rise in ethnic violence has returned it to the brink of all-out war once again, and international aid after the revelations about Oxfam.
The former editor of the Turkish Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dundar, was jailed in Turkey three years ago, accused of spying and revealing state secrets. He’s now in exile in Berlin, and discusses today’s sentencing to life imprisonment of six journalists in Turkey.
Matt Frei is joined from Washington DC by Becky Pringle, the Vice President of the National Education Association, the country’s largest Union. And from Sarasota I’m joined by Greg Steube, a Republican State Senator for Florida.