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 Hungarian capital looks as splendid as ever. The tourists are here en masse. But behind the alluring facade there is trouble. The European Parliament today accused the Hungary’s ruling Fidez Party of systematically undermining the rule of law, democracy and minority rights at home. The Hungarian Foreign Minister shot back: all lies. Mind your…
We invited a government spokesman onto the programme. Having said yes they turned us down saying that no one in the government was giving any interviews to the foreign media at this time. Andras Lederer from the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a Human Rights and rule of law watchdog, that receives money from the Soros Foundation…
Living with dementia is often isolating – and for LGBT people there can be an extra layer of loneliness. For a community that grew up when homosexuality was still illegal, fear of prejudice can make it harder to access services and support groups. Now the UK’s first dementia cafe aimed specifically at gay, lesbian, bi…
The case of a man from the Windrush generation who was threatened with deportation, and was found dead last month, has been raised with the Home Secretary. Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell meets Dexter Bristol’s mother, Sentina.
Celebrities, including the singer Emeli Sandi and diver Tom Daley – have joined calls for Commonwealth leaders to overturn anti-gay laws – saying they should “see people as human beings”. The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has promised to raise the issue with leaders of countries which outlaw homosexual relations. Matt Frei spoke to Peter Tatchell…
Matt Frei had the opportunity to interview the Prime Minister of St Lucia, Allen Chastanet, and began by asking him whether he was reassured by what Theresa May said about the Windrush crisis.
Earlier I spoke to Former Russian General, Evgeny Buzhinskiy. He was closely involved in Russian – NATO relations and is now Chairman of the international non-proliferation organisation, the PIR Centre.I began by asking him if he thought we’ll see some military action by Russia in retaliation to airstrikes in Syria.
Diplomatically, one of the impacts of the air strikes will be on the further deterioration of the relationship between Moscow and the West. The arguments over what happened in Douma a week ago and the threats of retaliation by Russia mean that maybe President Trump wasn’t exaggerating when he tweeted that the US relationship with…
The Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has warned that the latest military action risked “dangerous escalation”, insisting UK foreign policy should be set by parliament. SNP defence spokesman Stewart McDonald discusses.
Joining us now from Hertfordshire is the Justice secretary David Gauke.
British-Syrian journalist Danny Makki, in Damascus speaks about what it was like in the city last night.
I’m joined by Anthony Bryan who you saw in our Windrush report. He faced removal to Jamaica even though he’d lived and worked in the UK for more than fifty years.
I’m joined by Karin Von Hippel who leads the defence and security think tank, the Royal United Services Institute.
I’m joined by the Father of the House of Commons, Ken Clarke, a former Chancellor and Home Secretary.
Nick Hardwick, the outgoing chairman of the Parole Board is in the studio.