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Matt Frei
The BBC's Washington Correspondent Matt Frei
Matt Frei is the BBC's senior TV correspondent in Washington.

Matt spent six years as the BBC's Asia Correspondent based in Singapore, the BBC's hub bureau for its news operation in the region.


He was previously based in Hong Kong, taking up his post just before the handover to China.

Matt won the Amnesty International Asia Award in 1997 and 1998 for Newsnight features on Vietnam and Indonesia. In April 2000 his reports of turmoil in East Timor won the Royal Television Society International News Award he has also won the Prix Bayeux for War Reporting.

Matt is no stranger to dramatic events. He arrived in Germany as Bonn Correspondent the day the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989.

Earlier that year he reported on the Intifada as a stringer in Jerusalem and subsequently the Gulf War as the London Foreign Affairs Correspondent.

From 1992 to 1996 he was BBC South European Correspondent in Rome from where he covered events in Bosnia, North Africa and, closer to base, the Mafia. His book Italy: The Unfinished Revolution was published in 1995.

He joined the BBC in 1986 shortly after leaving university. His first job was in the German Section of BBC World Service before he moved to English Language Current Affairs from 1987 to 1988.

Matt Frei was born on 26 November 1963 in Essen Germany. He went to school in Germany until his family moved to London when he was 10-years-old.

He read History and Spanish at Oxford University, graduating in 1986. He is married with three children.

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