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.
Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb is a former health minister under David Cameron. Caroline Dinenage is a current health minister and Conservative MP for Gosport.
Ian Bremmer, president of the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group, and Ned Price, who served as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council spokesperson, discuss the Singapore summit.
In America, the divisions were clear, with Fox News this morning heralding the summit as a triumph, while over on MSNBC, they decried President Trump him for cosying up to a dictator, while turning his back on his allies. We asked Americans what they thought of their negotiator-in-chief.
Michelle O’Neill is the Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin and heads up the party in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The markets have calmed down after last week mainly because the new government has shelved some of its more outlandish economic programmes, like getting the ECB to write off 250 billion euros of debt or indeed sneaking Italy out of the euro. Remember, Italy isn’t just Europe’s fourth largest economy, it is a founding member…
Immigration has, of course, played heavily in the politics of Italy for the last few years. Today two parties who’ve campaigned on the issue formed a new coalition government, led by a political novice, with a pledge to move millions of Italians out of poverty.
As we heard earlier, much of the world is still trying to work out exactly what happened yesterday with the death and resurrection of Arkady Babchenko. Meanwhile Moscow says the whole escapade is proof of fake news against them. It’s John Le Carre meets Carry ON. Who better to decipher fiction from fact than Andrei…
Labour MP Stephen Kinnock tells us that President Trump’s ‘blunderbuss’ approach to trade is ‘utterly reckless’.
The Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko – reportedly murdered in Kiev – turned up alive and well at a news conference in Ukraine. The Ukranian security services said the murder had been staged to expose Russian agents in their country. Mr Babchenko’s wife was not ‘in’ on the subterfuge – she’d said her husband was shot in…
Share prices across Europe have slumped over the latest political turmoil in Italy – with more elections expected within months. Attempts by the populist Five Star and League parties to form a governing coalition collapsed after the Italian president rejected the choice of a leading euro-sceptic as economy minister. The technocrat Carlo Cottarelli has…
We spoke to Rose McGowan – one of the first to go public with claims of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein. Her memoir Brave sets out how she was allegedly raped by the movie producer when she was just 23 years old. I asked her about separate allegations of inapropriate behaviour against the actor Morgan…
50 years on from the revolutionary days of May 1968, we talk to one of the most famous figureheads of that time, Angela Davis: former Black Panther, member of the Communist party and activist who is still fighting for racial, gender and economic equality.
One man who knows how Donald Trump rolls is Steve Bannon. The former chairman of the hard, right-wing Breitbart News website was appointed by Trump as his chief strategist after helping run the presidential campaign. But while the White House may have broken ties with Steve Bannon he’s still carrying on with the work that…
American novelist Philip Roth has died aged 85. Roth won almost every literature prize and was hugely influential in writing on topics such as Jewish-American life, family, politics and sexuality.