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. Pistorius Apologises But Ordeal Has Just Begun

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. And with that, Barry Roux summoned his client to the witness stand and Oscar Pistorius began his very personal fight to stay out of jail. No-one who has sat through the athlete ...

  2. Oscar Pistorius Team To Launch Defence Case

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. It is understood he will not be the first witness for the defence. Instead, pathologist Theo Botha will be first up today - due to undisclosed "personal reasons". When Pistorius takes the stand ...

  3. Oscar Pistorius Set To Take Witness Stand

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. It is understood he will not be the first witness for the defence. Instead, pathologist Theo Botha will be first up today - due to undisclosed "personal reasons". When Pistorius takes the stand ...

  4. Pistorius 'In Love' With Reeva: Exclusive

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Johannesburg. The couple's relationship is likely to be minutely examined during the trial after claims from witnesses that the pair were heard rowing in the hours leading up to the shooting. In ...

  5. Pistorius At Gun Range: Exclusive Pictures

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Johannesburg. The athlete will appear in court on Monday accused of her murder in a case which will make South African history as the first to be broadcast live for millions around the ...

  6. Gabon Elephant Poaching Hits Crisis Point

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Africa Correspondent. Some, like Professor Lee White - a British-born zoologist who is among those fighting to rescue the species - already believe it is "ecologically extinct". And in an exclusive interview with Sky News, Prof White's ...

  7. Bruce Springsteen Plays First South Africa Gig

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent. And his audience in Cape Town loved it. Earlier the singer spoke movingly about his admiration for South Africa's first democratically elected president, saying how honoured he felt to have just "been alive ...

  8. CAR Violence: Harrowing Stories From Conflict

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent. The attacks have continued unabated despite last Friday's sudden resignation of the country's first Muslim president, Michel Djotodia. Sky News accompanied Imam Oumar Kobine Layama as he visited Muslim neighbourhoods in the ...

  9. South Africa: Township Youths Learn Powerboating

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Sky News Special Correspondent. Eighteen-year-old Puleng Direko, who lives in a corrugated iron shack in Parys township in the Free State, looks on course to become the first black woman to power boat. She is one ...

  10. Albinism: Model Thando Hopa Fights Taboos

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent. She is a South African model with albinism - one of the very few in the world - and she's a young woman with a law degree, tackling male chauvinism as a prosecutor. But it ...

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