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 anti-immigrant, euro-sceptic Sweden Democrats are set to make historic gains in this weekend’s elections.
Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, discusses Syria.
The American football star Colin Kaepernick, who was the first player to kneel during the US national anthem before games, has become the face of Nike’s latest ‘Just Do It’ campaign.
At least eight people have been killed after Japan was hit by the strongest typhoon for 25 years, bringing torrential rain and winds gusting over 100 miles an hour.
Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute at Washington’s Wilson Centre, discusses the US/Mexico trade agreement.
Funeral arrangements are underway, with plans for John McCain to lie in state both in Arizona and Capitol Hill, before a service at Washingtons National Cathedral. The former presidential candidate died last night at the age of 81.
Matt Frei speaks with Palestinian MP Dr Mustafa Bhargouti and began by asking what effect the announced cuts to US funding in Palestine will have.
Matt Frei is joined by Colm O’Gorman who has campaigned on the issue of clerical abuse and is a survivor himself. He starts by asking him
Harvard Law School’s Emeritus Professor Alan Dershowitz discusses President Trump.
Mitchell Baker, co-founder of the Mozilla Foundation, and author Noam Cohen discuss Elon Musk and the tech industry.
It’s a film about sexuality, acceptance and coming of age, which won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, based on a true story about a teenage lesbian who’s sent to a ‘conversion therapy’ camp in 1990s Montana. The Miseducation of Cameron Post is directed by the US/Iranian filmmaker Desiree Akhavan, who’s becoming…
Prisons Minister Rory Stewart, Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke, and former inmate Mohammed discuss the crisis at HMP Birmingham.
Soul legend Martha Reeves, from Martha and the Vandellas, discusses Aretha Franklin.