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.
Journalist and Remain campaigner, Hugo Dixon, and the Conservative MEP and international trade spokesman, David Campbell Bannerman, discuss Brexit.
West Midlands Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Lynnette Kelly, and Lord Victor Adebowale, the chief executive of Turning Point discuss homelessness and drug abuse.
The Scottish government has today unveiled income tax changes which will for the first time see Scots paying different tax rates to the rest of the UK. The SNP minority government has proposed small tax increases for middle and high income earners, but says that a new “starter rate” will mean anyone earning less than £33,000 a…
Ken Clarke, one of the rebel Conservative MPs, and Jonathan Isaby, the editor of the eurosceptic website Brexit Central, debate the developments of the Brexit bill.
So was the deal announced today really what brexit supporters were anticipating?
He’s Hollywood’s most celebrated and highest-paid screenwriter, known for razor-sharp dialogue in his TV series The West Wing and films such as The Social Network. Now Aaron Sorkin has directed a film for the first time.
Mark Francois, a former defence minister and Conservative MP who now sits on the defence Select Committee speaks to Matt Frei who starts by asking him if the UK has a moral duty to protect the Afghan translators who worked for the British army in Afghanistan.
Joining us now to debate the issue is Nicola Byrne, President of the Irish Exporters Association, Editor of Brexit Central, Jonathan Isaby, Senator Neale Richmond, Brexit spokesperson for Fine Gael – Ireland’s ruling party, Jennifer Kavanagh is a law lecturer at the Waterford Institute of Technology, Deputy Editor of Belfast based, News Letter, Ben Lowry…
We’re live at Dublin’s Convention Centre on the banks of the Liffey in Ireland where there’s one word on everyone’s lips – Brexit. For weeks that word has caused high tension between Britain and Ireland in a standoff over the Irish Border – today some mood music that small amounts of progress is being made.
The decision to double the amount Britain pays for the divorce bill now leaves the issue of the Irish border as the last remaining stumbling block preventing the EU moving on to Brexit trade talks. But those talks were threatened by the Irish government’s insistence that Britain needed to confirm in writing that there wouldn’t…
With me now are Gerard Craughwell, an Independent Senator in the Irish parliament and Marina Donohoe who’s from the trade and export body, Enterprise Ireland.
It had looked as if a crisis involving the Irish Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald might force a snap election. It was the last thing that the Irish public wanted or that the Irish government needed in the middle of crucial Brexit negotiations. In the end the deputy PM resigned, the crisis went away and…
Welcome to Dublin where the vexed issue of the future of the Irish border is threatening to scupper the even more vexed issue of Brexit… today Ireland’s foreign minister warned all 27 EU nations agreed that Brexit talks wouldn’t move onto discuss future trading relations until Britain gave further assurances that there wouldn’t be a…
Professor Mariana Mazzucato, who is Founder and Director of UCL’s new Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, and the Executive Director and Principal of Europe Economics, Dr Andrew Lillico discuss the UK’s productivity.
Following mounting pressure from MPs from all parties, yesterday’s budget included measures to address some backbench criticisms over the way the new Universal Credit system is being rolled out. Many claimants have struggled to cope with long waits for the payments to come through. Today the Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke announced that from…