Alex Thomson is a familiar figure in British TV news as both an award-winning correspondent and anchor on ITN’s Channel 4 News. He combines reporting on major national and international stories and war coverage with his studio presenting role on Channel 4’s in-depth 7pm nightly news.
He is a regular contributor in national press and magazines writing articles on media issues as well as news items arising out of his international roving reporter’s brief.
Alex Thomson also regularly fronts full-length current affairs documentaries for Channel 4’s Dispatches strand.
He was the Channel Four News correspondent in the Gulf states throughout the 1991 war, after which he wrote the Smokescreen an acclaimed account of media-military relations, published by Spellmount.
He has also written a travel book about India, published by Harper Collins in 1985, an account of his bicycle journey from the north to the south of the country.
Alex Thomson is an Honorary Fellow of Falmouth College of Journalism; an external examiner at Cardiff Journalism School and Advisory Committee Member of the Rory Peck Trust.
Before joining Channel 4 News, Alex Thomson worked for BBC Television and Radio. For two years he was reporter for the BBC Northern Ireland documentary programme Spotlight.
Alex Thomson also chairs conferences and seminars and is a highly skilled conference facilitator and after dinner speaker. He has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad.
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