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.
Professor Mary Elise Sarotte has written a book about it all called ‘Not one inch: America, Russia and the making of the post Cold War Stalemate’. We asked her what was motivating Vladimir Putin in this latest crisis.
We spoke to Amnesty International senior investigator, Donatella Rovera, who has travelled worldwide investigating and documenting serious human rights abuses for over 20 years.
We spoke to Dmitry Suslov, a senior lecturer at the Higher School of Economics University in Moscow.
We spoke to Lesia Vasylenko, a member of Ukraine’s parliament.
The Agence France-Press agency has reported that an aide to President Macron says Russian and Ukrainian officials will meet in Paris on Wednesday.
We spoke to Julianne Smith, the US ambassador to Nato, and asked her how Nato is helping Ukraine and dealing with Russia.
Boris Johnson warned President Putin that invading Ukraine would be a “disastrous step”, as European allies held talks with President Joe Biden and Nato leaders to decide their next step.
He might be 90 years old, but the notorious American boxing promoter Don King is putting on a championship fight night in Ohio next week, declaring: “I will slow down when I go to heaven.”
We spoke to Bill Browder, a financier who invested in Russian business, later to be targeted by the government there.
With the tense stand-off between Russia and the West over Ukraine, and the US and its allies threatening even tougher sanctions, the impact of all this isn’t just hurting Moscow.
We spoke to Kusti Salm, secretary general of the Estonian defence ministry, and Anthony Gardner, who was the US ambassador to the European Union.
We spoke to chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, and Dr Constanze Stelzenmüller, an expert on German and European foreign policy at the US-based think tank, the Brookings Institution.
What is the role of Germany and its European partners in this war of threats, diplomacy and energy supplies? And why is Berlin so crucial to finding a solution?
We spoke to Elbridge Colby, former deputy assistant secretary of defence under the Trump administration.
Actor and comedian Bill Murray is out with a new movie, but it may not be what you’re expecting if you’re only familiar with his early work.