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.
There’s more political upheaval in Germany, where talks on forming a coalition government have collapsed. Germany’s president has appealed to party leaders to reconsider after the Free Democrats walked out late last night, saying there was “no basis of trust”. Chancellor Angela Merkel said tonight that fresh elections would be the best option if the talks can’t be rescued.
What would you pay for a Leonardo painting of Christ? Remember, he died in 1519. He was one of the greatest geniuses and polymaths ever. One of his other works is called Mona Lisa. Fewer than 20 of his paintings survive. We’re joined by Georgina Adams, the author of Big Bucks: The Explosion of the…
The situation in Yemen is now so bad that the United Nations warned today that 150,000 malnourished children could die in the coming months if a Saudi-led blockade is not lifted. Most of Yemen’s air, sea and land ports are closed, choking off supplies of aid, and worsening the humanitarian crisis resulting from over two…
Journalist Iona Craig is just back from five weeks in Yemen.
Italy’s Finance Minister, Pier Carlo Padoan, is asked what he makes of one of today’s front pages, parading what it called the UK’s “Brexit mutineers”.
Pro-Brexit Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and Labour MP Chuka Umunna, who is a member of the campaign group Open Britain, discuss the government’s EU withdrawal bill.
The Conservative MP Nicky Morgan, a former cabinet minister, discusses the government’s EU withdrawal bill.
When you talk of the digital revolution and the brave new world of virtual reality Jaron Lanier wouldn’t necessarily be the first name you’d think of. But the scientist is helping shape the technology which could change our lives for good or bad.
She’s a singer-songwriter with three Grammys to her name and an activist with an impeccable pedigree. Matt Frei speaks to Angelique Kidjo – ‘Africa’s premier diva’.
Boris Johnson agrees to meet the husband of Nazanin Zagary-Ratcliffe, but can it help save her from more Iranian jail – and him from further political damage?
Millions of people across the UK have held a two minute silence to commemorate Armistice Day and the 99th anniversary of the end of World War One.
The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne speaks to us about why reconstruction on the island was taking so long.
Tomorrow marks exactly a year since Donald Trump was elected. To mark that occasion, journalist Gary Younge has been travelling through the US from the whitest state in the Union, Maine, to the blackest, Mississippi, to find out why so many white Americans are feeling left behind and voted for Trump. In his new documentary,…
Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi, a member of the foreign affairs select committee, discusses Boris Johnson and Priti Patel.
Financial analyst Louise Cooper and Rupert Harrison, an economist at investment management firm BlackRock who previously worked as chief of staff to George Osborne when he was the Chancellor, discuss the interest rate rise.