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 charity Oxfam says some of the aid projects which it funds in Yemen have been hit by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, including a cholera treatment centre, accusing Britain of an “irresponsible and incoherent” policy in the country by continuing to sell arms to the Saudis.
The Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the consulate in Istanbul. That’s according to a Turkish prosecutor investigating the case.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping down as leader of her Christian Democrat party, saying she took ultimate responsibility for her fourth term government’s poor showing in recent elections.
Matt Frei is joined by the MP and QC Dominic Green who fiercely disagrees with the decision by Lord Hain to name Philip Green in Parliament yesterday.
The Government should reverse some of the tax cuts for the rich and big businesses, the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has declared. McDonnell is also calling on the Conservatives to admit their anti-austerity measures ‘had failed’.
Matt Frei is joined in the studio by Zelda Perkins, the former assistant to Harvey Weinstein who last October broke a non-disclosure agreement she had signed with the now disgraced Hollywood producer.
In the US, packages containing explosives have been sent to the homes of the former president, Barack Obama and the former presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Also today, CNN’s offices in New York City were evacuated when a parcel believed to contain a pipe bomb was discovered.
They’ve travelled across a continent but thousands of Central American migrants are now trapped on Mexico’s southern border after trying to break through a frontier fence.
Twenty men have been convicted of serious sexual offences, after a “campaign of rape and other sexual abuse” against vulnerable young girls in the Huddersfield area. A judge at Leeds Crown Court today lifted reporting restrictions on three separate trials, allowing the convictions to be reported for the first time.
He hasn’t had a proper job since losing his seat as an MP. But now Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister, has landed on his feet in Silicon Valley. He’s off to California in a new, and presumably well-paid, role as global affairs and communications chief at Facebook. Mr Clegg said he was looking forward…
Former head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, discusses the Jamal Khashoggi case. The Saudi king and crown prince have denied any involvement in, or knowledge of, his disappearance.
Theresa May’s beleaguered Brexit plan is facing yet more opposition from within her own ranks, this time from Scottish Tories, who’ve rejected any moves to delay Britain’s departure from the Common Fisheries Policy. Scottish Secretary David Mundell said the policy had been “bad for Scotland and bad for the UK”, and had influenced many people to vote…
Vice President of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness, and Conservative MEP, David Campbell Bannerman, discuss Brexit.
EU leaders will meet this week to discuss Brexit. But one issue which has consumed most of their discussions over the past two years, and which has helped increase support for the far right, is the arrival of people seeking refuge in Europe. The 2015 migrant crisis changed the political landscape of Europe, but it’s…
The abuse of psycho-active drugs in prisons across England and Wales is “completely out of control”, according to the prisons watchdog. In her annual report, Elizabeth Moody warned that jails were struggling to cope with the consequences – including “all too often, death”. She said there was an urgent need for a national strategy to…