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.
American school teacher and community organiser Dr Debbie Almontaser made history today as the first Muslim American woman to offer a prayer by reciting the Quran at the presidential inauguration service. She spoke to us from New York.
Eddie Glaude is Professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University.
The biggest challenge for President Biden is how to bring two very separate tribes back together, and try and re-establish some sense of a common truth, if not a common politics. But is the cult of Donald Trump unbreakable, or can such a determined mindset be changed? We’re joined by the psychologist Mary Trump, who…
Republican Congressman Byron Donalds backed Donald Trump and voted against certifying Joe Biden’s electoral win.
Julian Castro served with Joe Biden in President Obama’s cabinet. He was a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
There was a red carpet, a 21-gun salute and, somewhat bizarrely, a rendition of Sinatra’s My Way, as Donald Trump boarded Air Force One for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, clutching his wife Melania’s hand as if his life depended on it. Gone, but perhaps not departed – as Mr Trump told his supporters: “We’ll…
We’re joined by Mark McKinnon, a Republican strategist who worked for President George W Bush and was a campaign adviser for John McCain’s presidential bid in 2008.
We spoke to the Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle.
The author and political scientist Yascha Mounk specialises in the crisis of liberal democracy and the rise of populism.
In just over 40 hours, on Wednesday early morning, President Trump will leave the White House to fly to West Palm Beach in Florida, skipping the inauguration ceremony of his successor – the first outgoing President to do so since Andrew Johnson in 1869. If there has been an element of continuity in Trump’s presidency,…
We were joined from Florida by Mick Mulvaney who was acting White House Chief of Staff under Donald Trump for more than a year.
There’s usually tight security here in the run-up to a Presidential inauguration, but this time it is tighter than ever thanks to the deadly siege of Capitol Hill 11 days ago. In state capitals across the US, law enforcement officers are on high alert for protests promised for today by Donald Trump’s supporters. So far,…
We spoke to the Democratic Congresswoman from New York, Yvette Clarke, and began by asking how she felt on 6 January when rioters entered Capitol Hill.
Gabriela Malta is a hospital doctor in Manaus, Brazil.
In Washington, security is being ramped up ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, amid increasing concerns about security.