Alex Thomson Biography
Alex Thomson is a multi-award-winning media personality serving as Chief Correspondent and Presenter for Channel 4 News. Prior to joining Channel 4 News, he also worked for BBC Television and Radio.
Alex Thomson Age
He is 61 years old. He was born on December 22, 1960.
Alex Thomson Height
He is tall in stature. However, his height is undisclosed.
Alex Thomson Nationality
Thomson is British by nationality.
Alex Thomson Education
Thomson was educated at the state comprehensive Cranbourne Secondary School, in Basingstoke, Hampshire, followed by University College, Oxford. In his gap year, he taught at Fyling Hall School. After graduating from University College, Oxford, with a First in English, Thomson gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from Cardiff University.
Alex Thomson Parents
There is no information about his family.
Alex Thomson Wife
Alex is married. He lives in Essex with his wife, the investigative TV reporter Sarah Spiller. They have twin sons, Henry and George born in 2000. Henry started showing health issues shortly before his third birthday.
“He was diagnosed with aggressive epilepsy,” Spiller said.
“We were told then that Henry might have severe learning difficulties and would need a great deal of help at school.”
“When he was diagnosed as being on “the autistic spectrum”, we were not surprised, even though the news was shattering,” she added.
Alex Thomson Channel 4 News
Alex is a Chief Correspondent and Presenter for Channel 4 News. He has been with ITN’s Channel 4 News since 1988 and is the longest-serving onscreen journalist on C4 News since the channel began. In more than 25 years he’s covered over 20 wars; led major investigations and continues to front the programme from around the world. He has also fronted full-length current affairs documentaries for Channel 4’s Dispatches strand.
Previously, he was the Channel 4 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 is an Honorary Fellow of Falmouth College of Journalism; an external examiner at Cardiff Journalism School and an Advisory Committee Member of the Rory Peck Trust.
Before joining Channel 4 News, Alex worked for BBC Television and Radio. For two years he was a reporter for the BBC Northern Ireland documentary programme Spotlight. He 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.
Alex Thomson Awards
- Thomson won the prestigious Television Journalist of the Year award for 2012.
- His reports featured heavily in Channel 4 News’ BAFTA award for best news coverage for the Japan Tsunami, 2011.
- Other Dispatches he presented won Best Campaign and Season at the Royal Television Society’s Education Awards in 2008.
- His coverage of Afghanistan was part of 2007’s Gold Medal Winning entry at the New York Film and TV Awards and his coverage of Serb massacres in Kosovo won a Bronze Medal at the 2000 awards.
- His exclusive interview with the Bosnian Serb Commander Ratko Mladic was part of Channel 4 News’ BAFTA Award-winning coverage for 1996.
- Thomson’s account of Hutu refugees returning to Rwanda after exile won a medal at the 1996 New York Film and Television Awards. It was also runner-up in the One World Broadcasting Trust Awards of 1996.
- His coverage of the Rwandan refugee crisis in Zaire won the 1995 International Critics Award at the Monte Carlo Film Festival and a prize at the wards. His report on the BNP by-election victory in Millwall also won the 1994 Royal Television Society award for Best Home News story.
- He won an award from the One World Broadcasting Trust for his report on Eritrea.
- His investigation into the events surrounding Bloody Sunday won the Best Home News Award at the Royal Television Society awards 1998. During 1990 he covered the dramatic events in Czechoslovakia and was one of the first foreign television correspondents into Romania where his reports won the Royal Television Society Award for Best International News coverage in 1990. It was also part of the Channel 4 News submission which won the Amnesty International Press Award for news coverage and the overall programme award.
Alex Thomson Salary and Net Worth
His salary and net worth are under review.
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