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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sky Witnesses Horrors Of Ebola In Sierra Leone

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent. In parts of the country like Kono district on the eastern border with Guinea, the people are feeling desperate and, in many cases, forgotten. Until this week, Kono has no ebola treatment centre or ...

  6. Dewani Judge Questions Prosecution's Case

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, at the court in Cape Town. Judge Jeanette Traverso wanted to know whether the 34-year-old entrepreneur would have gone along with a murder plot which was so muddled and "loose" in its conception. She ...

  7. Reeva's Parents A Picture Of Grief At Trial

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. They faced the gathering of camera crews who filmed their every movement with stoicism and fortitude, but no-one was left in any doubt that this was a harrowing experience for them and ...

  8. Reeva's Family Expects Pistorius Jail Term

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. The model's cousin Kim Martin told the court that the alternative sentence of community service while under house arrest did not seem to fit the crime. She said the Olympian and ...

  9. Killing Of Reeva Steenkamp Devastated Family

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. The cousin of the model and law graduate broke down as she recounted the moment when she heard of her death. Kim Martin was on her way to work listening to the ...

  10. Oscar Money U-Turn May Be Due To Media Deals

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. The court heard the athlete wanted to pay the Steenkamp parents a lump sum of more than £21,000 but this was rejected by Reeva's mother because she felt it was ...


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