Alex Crawford

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Alex Crawford OBE is Special Correspondent for Sky News and a four-times winner of the Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year award.

Alex is based in South Africa and reports across the continent and is deployed to big stories around the world. Formerly based in Sky’s Dubai bureau, Alex has reported on the Gulf and the Middle East, most recently covering the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain and Libya.

Alex was awarded the OBE in the Queen's, 2012, New Year honours list.

Alex was the first reporter to broadcast live from Green Square as rebel forces took over Tripoli. Arriving in the capital on the back of a truck with a rebel convoy, Alex’s reports were broadcast to the world via a manually operated satellite signal and a camera plugged into the truck's cigarette lighter socket.

Alex and her team were the only journalists to get inside the besieged town of Zawiyah when it was attacked by pro-Gaddafi forces. It was this report that was credited with largely being responsible for the UN agreement to a no-fly zone over Libya.

Following her reports on the Mumbai terror attacks from outside the Taj Hotel in November 2008, coming under fire live on air, Sky News was shortlisted for a Bafta and won the coveted international Golden Nymph award for News Coverage.

Her work has been recognised by the Foreign Press Association in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. She has been cited in the Bayeux War Correspondents Awards for her reports from hostile environments every year since 2007.

Alex is married and has four children.

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Articles by Alex Crawford

  1. Rubber Bullets Fired Amid South Africa Violence

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Johannesburg. Protesters set cars alight on Friday night and attempted to loot shops owned by foreigners in the Jeppestown suburb of Johannesburg. Stones were thrown at police who fired rubber bullets at the ...

  2. Kidnapped Nigeria Girls Still Missing A Year On

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Sky News Special Correspondent. Campaign group BringBackOurGirls says it has evidence some of the group were seen in the town of Gwoza in northeast Nigeria, until recently the main operational base of the militant terror group ...

  3. Nigeria Challenger Demands 'Free And Fair' Count

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Abuja. But the APC's Muhammadu Buhari cautioned an outright win would only happen if the count was "free and fair". We joined Mr Buhari as the first half of results in the ...

  4. Nigeria Goes To The Polls Amid Boko Haram Threat

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Kano. But voting - which had previously been postponed for six weeks - was hit by sporadic violence as gunman forced people to abandon polling stations in Gombe state and car bombings in Enugu state ...

  5. Germany Gripped By Greek Finger Controversy

    Posted by - Alex Crawford. The video has been doing the rounds in Germany since Sunday, when it was broadcast by the Guenther Jauch weekly talk show on Germany's ARD channel.  The minister in question, Mr Varoufakis, who was on ...

  6. Greek Minister 'Finger' Video Was A Fake

    Posted by - Alex Crawford. Jan Boehmermann, who hosts the satirical programme Neo Magazin Royale on German public broadcaster ZDF, confessed to doctoring the video back in February, with the help of a production team. He said he had been waiting ...

  7. Boko Haram Fight Intensifies In West Africa

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, Fotokol. The terror group appears to be mounting more attacks especially on neighbouring border towns along the country's frontier. Authorities who put back the elections by six weeks because of the threat from ...

  8. On The Frontline Of Battle Against Boko Haram

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent. Sky News has been given rare access to special forces in Cameroon who are at the forefront of the battle against the extremist militant group. The group is increasingly conducting its operations over Nigeria ...

  9. Plight Of Refugees Fleeing Terror Of Boko Haram

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Sky's special correspondent in Manoua, northern Cameroon. Safety has come at a heavy price for tens of thousands of Nigerians who have run away from the Islamic militant group and are now sheltering in neighbouring ...

  10. Ebola: 'We Can't Dig Graves Quickly Enough'

    Posted by - Alex Crawford In Sima Village, Sierra Leone. There is a thin red string that separates the people who could be carrying the deadly Ebola virus. Nearly 50 people who lived here have already been taken to hospital with ...


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