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Alex Thomson

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Journalist and Broadcaster

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 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.

Alex is an Honorary Fellow of Falmouth College of Journalism; an external examiner at Cardiff Journalism School and Advisory Committee Member of the Rory Peck. Before joining Channel 4 News, Alex Thomson worked for BBC Television and Radio.

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