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.
Labour MP Stephen Kinnock tells us that President Trump’s ‘blunderbuss’ approach to trade is ‘utterly reckless’.
The Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko – reportedly murdered in Kiev – turned up alive and well at a news conference in Ukraine. The Ukranian security services said the murder had been staged to expose Russian agents in their country. Mr Babchenko’s wife was not ‘in’ on the subterfuge – she’d said her husband was shot in…
Share prices across Europe have slumped over the latest political turmoil in Italy – with more elections expected within months. Attempts by the populist Five Star and League parties to form a governing coalition collapsed after the Italian president rejected the choice of a leading euro-sceptic as economy minister. The technocrat Carlo Cottarelli has…
We spoke to Rose McGowan – one of the first to go public with claims of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein. Her memoir Brave sets out how she was allegedly raped by the movie producer when she was just 23 years old. I asked her about separate allegations of inapropriate behaviour against the actor Morgan…
50 years on from the revolutionary days of May 1968, we talk to one of the most famous figureheads of that time, Angela Davis: former Black Panther, member of the Communist party and activist who is still fighting for racial, gender and economic equality.
One man who knows how Donald Trump rolls is Steve Bannon. The former chairman of the hard, right-wing Breitbart News website was appointed by Trump as his chief strategist after helping run the presidential campaign. But while the White House may have broken ties with Steve Bannon he’s still carrying on with the work that…
American novelist Philip Roth has died aged 85. Roth won almost every literature prize and was hugely influential in writing on topics such as Jewish-American life, family, politics and sexuality.
Texas: a state whose destiny has been shaped by oil, by political conservatism, by minimal government – and now, thanks to its growing Hispanic population – the future direction of the United States itself. Now a new book – God Save Texas – by the Pulitzer prize winning author Lawrence Wright – explores some of…
While Britain places the blame for the Skripal poisonings firmly on Russia, we went to meet the exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky to ask about the Kremlin’s continuing strained relationship with the West. He was once Russia’s richest man, as head of the oil giant Yukos, before spending 10 years in prison for tax evasion.…
Tony Blair’s chief of staff and the government’s chief negotiator in Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007 discussed the possibility of Irish Unification.
Malaysia’s reformist politician Anwar Ibrahim has hailed what he described as a “new dawn” for the country, after he was released from jail with a royal pardon. Mr Anwar was convicted of sodomy and corruption three years ago, in a case he described as politically motivated. A warning: this report contains flash photography throughout.
President Erdogan is asked how he can claim Turkey’s elections will be free and fair.
Hamed Mousavi is Professor of Political Science at the University of Tehran.
Walid Phares was foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential campaign.
Nasser Hadian is professor of political sciences at Tehran University. Vali Nasr is a noted Iran expert and dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.