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.
We were joined from Washington by American human rights lawyer Qasim Rashid, who has called on President Joe Biden to use his executive powers to enact tougher gun controls.
We spoke to Gustavo Garcia-Siller, the archbishop of San Antonio, the closest city to Uvalde, and began by asking him what the situation is there.
We’re joined by the Shadow Health Secretary, Wes Streeting.
We spoke to the Conservative MP Miriam Cates – and began by asking her whether she still backed the Prime Minister after what he said today.
We spoke to Caroline Slocock, who was Private Secretary to two Conservative Prime Ministers – Margaret Thatcher and John Major – and Jill Rutter from the Institute for Government, who previously worked in the No 10 policy unit.
We spoke to Ukrainian historian Serhii Plokhy and started by asking him about the importance of history in this conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
We spoke to the Met Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Helen Ball, about the methodology behind the fixed penalty notices for partygate attendees.
Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is so extreme it has just one day’s worth of petrol left.
An interim prime minister has been appointed in Sri Lanka following days of political violence amid the country’s worst economic crisis since independence. The former prime minister of the ruling Rajapaksa family has been slapped with a travel ban – and a nationwide curfew remains in place.
Security forces in Sri Lanka have been ordered to shoot on sight anyone considered to be taking part in violence – as anti-government protests continue around the country.
We spoke to Ihor Zhovkva, who is the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of the Ukraine, and Head of Foreign Policy.
We speak to Ukraine’s ambassador to the UK, Vadim Prystaiko, and Tory MP Tobias Elwood – who is Chairman of the Commons Defence Committee.
Pristine lines of goose-stepping soldiers, gleaming military hardware, stirring music – and President Putin invoking the glorious past of the Soviet Union’s triumph over Nazi Germany.
We were joined by the Labour MP for Bury South, Christian Wakeford, who was elected as a Tory in 2019 but crossed the floor in January in the wake of the Partygate allegations.
We spoke to the Alliance Party leader, Naomi Long.