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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 15:37 GMT 16:37 UK
Matt Frei
Matt Frei
BBC Washington correspondent

Matt Frei has been the BBC's Washington correspondent since 2002.

Prior to that he was the BBC's Asia correspondent based in Singapore, and in Hong Kong - taking up his post just before the handover to China.

He joined the BBC in 1986 shortly after leaving university.

His first job was in the German section of the BBC World Service, before moving to English language Current Affairs from 1987 to 1988.

From 1992 to 1996 he was BBC Southern Europe correspondent in Rome from where he covered events in Bosnia, North Africa and the Mafia.

Matt has witnessed many dramatic events including the fall of Berlin Wall and reported on the intifada and the Gulf War as the London foreign affairs correspondent.

Matt has won several awards including the Amnesty International Asia Award in 1997 and 1998 for his reports on Vietnam and Indonesia and a Royal Television Society International News Award for his reports of turmoil in East Timor.

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

He read History and Spanish at Oxford University, graduating in 1986.


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