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.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme remains one of the Duke’s most enduring legacies. Its participants – mainly schoolchildren – take part in outdoor expeditions, learn new practical skills and volunteer in their communities. Since being founded in 1956, the scheme has seen over three million participants achieve awards in the UK. In the year…
We’re joined by Martin Palmer, a friend of the Duke who collaborated with him on setting up a charity – The Alliance of Religions and Conservation – back in 1986.
We spoke to the writer and broadcaster, Gyles Brandreth, who interviewed the Duke of Edinburgh for his book, Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Marriage.
We spoke to the social and cultural historian, Prof Amanda Vickery.
We spoke to Dr Margaret Harris from the World Health Organization.
Jeremy Hunt chairs the health and social care select committee and is a former health secretary.
Caroline Lucas of the Green Party and Sir Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats say the government should scrap its ‘illiberal’ plans for Covid passports.
A new study from the United States has suggested that the Pfizer Covid jab is “100% effective and well tolerated” in children aged 12 to 15.
Emmanuel Macron has announced that France is to go into a new national lockdown.
To Brazil now, where a record number of Covid deaths – more than 3,700 – were reported yesterday, leaving large parts of its health system now close to collapse.
More than thirty million people have now received their first dose of a vaccine.
We spoke to Professor Anand Menon, the director of UK in a Changing Europe and began by asking him if Brexit is at all to blame for tensions between the UK and EU over vaccine supplies.
We spoke to superintendent Mark Runacres from Avon and Somerset police and started off by asking him whether what we saw in Bristol last night was an example of good policing.
We spoke to Dr Ronan Lee, author of Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide, Identity, History and Hate Speech and a visiting scholar at Queen Mary University’s International State Crime Initiative.
Professor Andrea Crisanti is director of the microbiology and virology unit at the University of Padua.