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.
In France, Marine Le Pen’s party has been neck and neck in the polls with President Macron’s party before this week’s European elections.
We spoke to Sian Berry, the co-leader of the Green Party, and began by asking her if the Greens would support Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement if there was a second referendum.
Joining us is Andrew Bridgen – a vocal Eurosceptic on the Conservative backbenches.
We’re joined by Lord Michael Heseltine, who served as a minister under three different Conservative PMs over a twenty-five year timespan, and current MP Andrew Bridgen – a vocal Eurosceptic on the Conservative backbenches.
We’re joined by Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former Director of Communications and now a leading campaigner for a second Brexit referendum.
Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache angrily denounced the sting that provoked his resignation as “a targeted political assassination”. A spontaneous demonstration of several thousand people outside the Chancellor’s office in Vienna demanded fresh elections. Less spontaneous was the rally in Milan for a gathering of Europe’s populist right, a campaign season finale ahead of next week’s…
National security advisor to both President Obama and President Trump, Fernando Cutz, considers whether the attempt to remove President Maduro from power had failed.
Farhana Yamin and Bob Ward discuss whether a 2050 zero carbon target is realistic.
The chairman of the defence select committee, the Conservative MP Julian Lewis, discusses Gavin Williamson’s sacking.
Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader and a former defence minister, discusses Gavin Williamson’s sacking.
In Spain, the governing Socialists are celebrating victory after yesterday’s general election, a rare moment of triumph for Europe’s centre left, although they didn’t win an outright majority.
We spoke to Chris Patten, who was the last British governor of Hong Kong. We talked about a range of pressing issues, including Brexit, the Tories and Huawei – but first we asked him what his reaction was to the sheer size of the protests in Hong Kong.
Polls are about to close in the third general election in Spain in four years.
The SNP’s Deputy Leader at Westminster, Kirsty Blackman, joins us from Edinburgh.
“This is the place where we have lived all of our great moments, the epicentre of our lives. It is the cathedral of all the French.” So declared President Macron, attempting to put into words the huge importance of Notre-Dame, not just as historical monument but as the very symbol of a nation. From art and literature…