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.
Earlier I spoke to Former Russian General, Evgeny Buzhinskiy. He was closely involved in Russian – NATO relations and is now Chairman of the international non-proliferation organisation, the PIR Centre.I began by asking him if he thought we’ll see some military action by Russia in retaliation to airstrikes in Syria.
Diplomatically, one of the impacts of the air strikes will be on the further deterioration of the relationship between Moscow and the West. The arguments over what happened in Douma a week ago and the threats of retaliation by Russia mean that maybe President Trump wasn’t exaggerating when he tweeted that the US relationship with…
The Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has warned that the latest military action risked “dangerous escalation”, insisting UK foreign policy should be set by parliament. SNP defence spokesman Stewart McDonald discusses.
Joining us now from Hertfordshire is the Justice secretary David Gauke.
British-Syrian journalist Danny Makki, in Damascus speaks about what it was like in the city last night.
I’m joined by Anthony Bryan who you saw in our Windrush report. He faced removal to Jamaica even though he’d lived and worked in the UK for more than fifty years.
I’m joined by Karin Von Hippel who leads the defence and security think tank, the Royal United Services Institute.
I’m joined by the Father of the House of Commons, Ken Clarke, a former Chancellor and Home Secretary.
Nick Hardwick, the outgoing chairman of the Parole Board is in the studio.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who supports calls for a second referendum on the Brexit deal, said he doesn’t think the Labour Party would vote for the kind of Brexit deal the Tory government will end up with. We ask what he was going to do about those standing in his way: Tory back benchers, public opinion and…
There have been more diplomatic expulsions in response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack. NATO announced it was expelling seven Russian staff from its headquarters. President Putin, at the same time, is dealing with the political aftermath of the Siberian shopping mall fire which has left at least 64 dead, most of them children who…
Boris Johnson has called it “an extraordinary international response”. More than 100 Russian diplomats are to be expelled from a growing list of countries, including the US and Canada, in response to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Moscow has promised retaliation, saying the moves are a “provocative gesture”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is getting ready for another term in office. As we’ve heard Russia has been vocal in it’s rebuttal of the British Government’s claims but what can we expect from Putin’s further six years in office? Matt Frei is in Moscow.
Boris Johnson has waded into the diplomatic row with Russia over the poisoning of a former spy on British soil, agreeing that the way Vladimir Putin is using the World Cup in Russia as a “PR exercise” is comparable to how Hitler used the 1936 Olympics. For their part, the Russian foreign ministry invited all…
Matt Frei is joined by the chairman of the parliamentary committee investigating fake news, Conservative MP Damian Collins, to discuss yesterday’s revelations.