Matt Frei Biography
Matt Frei is a former Washington, D.C. correspondent for Channel 4 News and a British-German television news journalist and writer. He is now the channel’s Europe editor and evening news anchor.
How old is Matt Frei? – Age
He is 57 years old as of 26 November 2020. He was born in 1963 in Essen, West Germany. His real name is Essen, West Germany.
Matt Frei Family
His parents were refugees who fled to Germany from Silesia before it was annexed by Poland. Frei and his family moved from Germany to the United Kingdom in 1973, where his father worked as a London correspondent for Deutschlandfunk.
Matt Frei Wife
He is married to Penny Quested. The couple has four children.
Matt Frei Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $ USD 2 Million.
Matt Frei BBC Career
Frei joined the BBC and worked for a year in the World Service’s German section before moving to English language current affairs for another year. He covered the First Intifada in Jerusalem as a stringer in 1989, then the Persian Gulf War as a London foreign affairs correspondent in 1990. On the day the Berlin Wall fell, he started his job as a Bonn correspondent in Germany.
Frei took a vacation to Zimbabwe in 1990 and persuaded a friend who worked as an aid worker, Katty Kay, to pursue a career as a journalist. He worked as a Southern Europe correspondent based in Rome from 1992 to 1996, covering events in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Africa, and various Mafia-related stories. He worked as an Asia correspondent from 1997 to 2003, based in Hong Kong and later in Singapore, after working as a Southern Europe correspondent. He has been the BBC’s Washington, DC correspondent since 2002. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Frei reported from the heart of New Orleans. Frei became the first presenter of BBC World News America, a one-hour Washington-based news broadcast, on October 1, 2007, with the help of correspondent Katty Kay. Frei covered the London-based BBC News at Six on a relief basis for a week in July 2008. Frei returned to London a year later, on July 27, 2009, to present the evening bulletin. Frei first appeared on the BBC News in January of 2011.
Frei joined the BBC’s Newsnight as a relief presenter in January 2011. Frei gave his own BBC documentary about the life and times of Berlin, Germany’s capital. It began on November 14, 2009, and ended on November 14, 2009. Frei’s role as the BBC’s Washington correspondent included hosting a weekly Radio 4 program called Americana, which featured slices of life from all 50 states as well as political news from Washington. Frei’s last episode of Americana aired in May of 2011.
Matt Frei Channel 4
In May 2011, it was announced that Frei would be moving from the BBC to Channel 4 later that year. Frei would work as a Washington correspondent for Channel 4 News, as well as reporting on the channel’s other news programs. He has returned from Washington frequently since then and has established himself as a semi-regular presenter on Channel 4’s evening news slot.
Frei oversaw Channel 4’s coverage of the US Presidential election in October 2012, including the production of the documentary “The American Road Trip: Obama’s Story,” in which he visited middle-class voters in cities across the Midwest, including Minneapolis, Northwood, Ohio, and Gary, Indiana. On September 24, 2016, he began hosting the 10:00 a.m. show on LBC radio on Saturdays.