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 polls in Paris are due to close at 20:00 BST and everyone is poised for the early exit results to find out who has won this hotly contested election – Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen – an election which has exposed bitter divisions in the country.
We spoke to Victor Mallet, the Financial Times’ bureau chief in Paris about his predictions on the French election.
All eyes are on Paris tonight as votes are cast in the French election.
We spoke to Salome Saque, a journalist and political commentator on the Blast website, about the upcoming second round run-off vote of the French presidential election.
France has seen the final day of campaigning in an election that seems to be edging in Emmanuel Macron’s favour – if the polls are correct.
We spoke to Fiona Hill, an analyst who served under George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, and began by asking her what she thinks Vladimir Putin’s war aims are right now.
We spoke to the BJP’s Vice President Jay Panda – and began by asking for his response to the violence across India.
When Marine Le Pen went head-to-head with Emmanuel Macron in the televised presidential debate five years ago her stuttering, aggressive performance was deemed crucial in helping him to victory.
Tonight Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are facing off in a live television debate – and the future of the French presidency could depend on it.
We’re joined by the journalist who first broke the story about lockdown parties at Whitehall and Downing Street – the Political Editor of the Daily Mirror, Pippa Crerar.
Bill Browder is perhaps best known for being one of Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics – but he was once one of the biggest foreign investors in Russia.
We speak to Clare Birch, who lost her parents to Covid. Her stepfather died at the beginning of June and her mother died just days after the Prime Minister attended his birthday party on June 19th.
We speak to the Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy.
We’re joined by Conservative MP for Bassetlaw, Brendan Clarke-Smith.
The remaining two candidates in France’s presidential race, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, launched their run-off campaigns today.