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.
Former FBI Special Agent, Mike Campi, tells us what can reasonably be achieved in a week as President Trump confirms FBI investigation into the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
One of the pivital moments yesterday came when Senator Jeff Flake was confronted in a lift by two women claiming to be survivors of sexual abuse. We speak to one of those women – Ana Maria Archila.
Bereaved families say they feel like they’ve been “punched in the stomach”, after senior judges ruled the suspects in the Birmingham pub bombings should not be named in fresh inquest hearings. Twenty-one people died in the IRA atrocity in 1974. Julie Hambleton’s sister Maxine was killed in the bombings.
Now is the best time to be alive. You might not think so with populists on the march across Europe, wars raging around the world and an unfolding refugee crisis. But the Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker claims our life is actually getting better. Matt Frei met him at the ‘How The Light Gets In’ philosophy…
The Pentagon unveiled its first Trump-era strategy for cyber security earlier this week – naming Russia and China among the main threats. From the risk to critical infrastructure and financial institutions, to the democratic process itself – modern warfare and defence is entering a whole new realm. We’ve been talking to a former director of America’s National…
Erica York, from the Tax Foundation think tank, and Republican strategic adviser, John Burnett, discuss the trade dispute between the US and China.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has accused European Union leaders of making “serious, historic mistakes”, declaring they’d been unable to keep the UK in, and unable to keep migrants out.
There are strict laws against hate crimes. And yet the city of Chemnitz saw mass rallies with neo-Nazi overtones in August and last week there were similar but smaller marches in Koethen.
In Sweden, the increased vote for the nationalist Sweden Democrats has shifted the political landscape for the two traditional political blocs who are trying to form a coalition government. The general election result has left the Social Democrats and Alliance Party neck and neck with around 40 per cent of the vote. The far-right SD…
Some seven million Swedes have been going to the polls today in a general election that’s split the nation.
Sweden’s prime minister has condemned the country’s far right Sweden Democrats as racist and a threat to the country’s European values – on the eve of parliamentary elections.
The anti-immigrant, euro-sceptic Sweden Democrats are set to make historic gains in this weekend’s elections.
Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, discusses Syria.
The American football star Colin Kaepernick, who was the first player to kneel during the US national anthem before games, has become the face of Nike’s latest ‘Just Do It’ campaign.
At least eight people have been killed after Japan was hit by the strongest typhoon for 25 years, bringing torrential rain and winds gusting over 100 miles an hour.