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.
Filmaker Yance Ford’s brother was fatally shot in 1992 and his latest film “Strong Island” is a powerful, personal and poignant exploration of the terrible consequences it had on him and his family.
Two US breakfast show hosts targeted by President Trump in a bizarre Twitter tirade have told Channel 4 News that everything he said was false. Trump lashed out at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, claiming they had “spoken badly of him”.
The US journalist, who has written extensively on eastern Europe, says the Polish government’s plans to remove the country’s independent judiciary is “illegal” and a direct challenge to the European Union.
Tens of thousands have protested – with rallies and candle-lit vigils – even the former Solidarity leader Lech Walesa addressed crowds in Gdansk in scenes reminiscent of the 1980’s. But, so far, to no avail.
Theresa May says she’s confident Britain will get a good trade deal with the European Union after Brexit – while President Trump hailed what he called the “very special relationship” he had developed with Mrs May.
Theresa May says she was right to call an election and will pursue a “bold” strategy. After criticism of her initial response to the Grenfell fire, she says she listened to residents and ensured the emergency services received the support they needed.
Welcome to Hamburg, where after all the anticipation, all the intrigue, all the build-up, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have finally held their first face-to-face talks, their encounter lasting more than two hours. They emerged with news of a ceasefire deal for Syria.
Haringey Council leader Claire Kober says tenants affected by a partnership with the private sector will pay the same rent and be entitled to the secure tenancies they enjoy now.
Mark Micallef, one of the world’s foremost smuggling experts, talks to Matt Frei about alleged collusion between the Libyan coastguard and people smugglers.
Jersey Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, apologises to people who suffered abuse on the island and says he wants to see a culture change.
Italian Ambassador to the UK, Pasquale Terracciano, says the UN has conceded that his country cannot cope on its own with the migrant crisis. He says without European solidarity, Italy’s ports will be overwhelmed.
Beinazir Lasharie, a Labour councillor on Kensington and Chelsea Council, says the authority didn’t listen to Grenfell residents’ concerns before the fire. She says she is still waiting for counselling after the disaster and, like other residents, is suffering from post-traumatic stress.
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…
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.
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.