Matt Frei

Matt Frei

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Journalist

Matt is Europe Editor and a presenter for Channel 4 News. He has covered everything from war-zones to US presidential elections.

Matt joined the BBC after graduating and spent a year in the German section of the World Service before moving to English language current affairs. After spending time as Bonn Correspondent, Matt went on to cover Southern Europe and Asia. Matt then became the BBC’s Washington correspondent, a role that saw him report on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He was the first presenter of BBC World News America, and also presented the BBC News at Six and Newsnight. Along with Americana, his weekly programme for Radio 4, Matt has presented his own BBC documentary taking a look at the history of Berlin, from Frederick the Great to the turbulence of the 19th and 20th centuries. Matt then made the move to Channel 4, returning to Washington where he covered his fourth Presidential election. As Europe Editor, he has covered negotiations in Brussels, elections in France, and reported live from the riots in Kiev’s Independence Square.

Matt has been named the Royal Television Society’s Journalist of the Year twice, cited by the RTS as ‘one of the most experienced, and skilled TV journalists working today.’ He was recognised for his coverage of the November 2015 Paris attacks with a BAFTA for Best News Coverage. In Matt’s book, Only in America, he raises an eyebrow at American politics. He also currently presents his own Saturday morning show on LBC radio.