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.
In Syria, the exodus of civilians from the besieged eastern side of the Syrian city of Aleppo continues. The United Nations now says that more than 30 thousand people – mostly women and children – have fled the area. But there are increasing reports that men of fighting age among the evacuees are being detained…
We’re joined now by two members of the Treasury Select Committee, Labour MP Helen Goodman and Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg.
American writer Jon Lee Anderson, is writing a book about Fidel Castro. So what kind of legacy does Castro leaves behind?
Cuba has declared nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro. The revolutionary leader seized power in Cuba 57 years ago and soon found his communist instincts in collision with his giant US neighbour. And while Barack Obama said today that America extended the hand of friendship to the Cuban people, President-elect Trump dismissed Castro as…
The Football Association has said it will offer its full support to any police investigation into the sexual abuse of young players, in the wake of growing revelations of attacks by coaches.
The trial of Jo Cox’s killer may have ended – but for the people in this constituency the healing has a long way to go. The Labour MP was much loved here, but her murder came when Britain was on the cusp of monumental change.
Saba Ahmed, who founded the Republican Muslim Coalition, and Rabiah Ahmed, from the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
As the still serving commander in chief pays respect to the fallen, Donald Trump – the tweeter in chief – returns to social media to complain about violent protests against his election.
Donald Trump’s surprise victory sparked protests in cities across America last night. Thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators marched on the billionaire businessman’s Manhattan base, Trump Tower, chanting “not my president”.
It is the most seismic shift in US politics for a generation, a firm rejection of what Donald Trump called the “Washington elite”, leaving the fate of the world’s greatest superpower in the hands of a maverick, billionaire businessman.
America has a new president whose election has defied an entire political establishment – after a campaign which often plumbed the depths of hostility and division – Donald Trump told supporters: it is time for us to come together as one united people.
So how are things looking with about seven hours to go to the close of polls over here in eastern USA? What are the signs in those key marginal states that could go either way?
Matt Frei reports on an America that looks more deeply divided than perhaps ever before, driven further apart by the polarising rhetoric of a bitter election campaign.