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. Rwandan Militia Commander 'Tired Of War'

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent. Colonel Bonheur - as he called himself but which is almost certainly not his real name - said his band of soldiers would be forced to continue fighting unless a political solution can be found. Speaking ...

  2. Wanted Rwandan Militia Reluctant To Disarm

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent. Colonel Bonheur - as he called himself but which is almost certainly not his real name - said his band of soldiers would be forced to continue fighting unless a political solution can be found. Speaking ...

  3. Jude Law 'Overwhelmed' By Congo Suffering

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Goma. "It's shocking," he told Sky News from the camp in the Congolese border town of Goma. "This is one of the naturally rich countries in the world. Yet the people aren ...

  4. Pistorius: The Trial Judge Who Rose From Nothing

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. From day one of the trial, the irony of this elderly black woman standing in judgement over a rich, privileged young white man cannot have been lost in a country with a ...

  5. M'Lady: The Trial Judge Who Rose From Nothing

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. From day one of the trial, the irony of this elderly black woman standing in judgement over a rich, privileged young white man cannot have been lost in a country with a ...

  6. Oscar Pistorius Faces Judgement Day In Trial

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. Now, 18 months after Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, we are about to find out what the judge believes happened that Valentine Day's morning. South Africa has no ...

  7. Pistorius: The Charges And Possible Sentences

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. State prosecutors insisted that the shooting involved a level of planning in that the runner had time to arm himself, disable the gun's safety catch, walk down the bedroom corridor towards ...

  8. Pistorius' Family Hopeful Over Outcome

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, In Pretoria. The athlete's uncle, Arnold, turned to reporters and, describing the two lawyers' performances, said: "It's a Mercedes versus a Fiat." I asked: "Has Barry Roux done enough?" Mr Pistorius answered ...

  9. Pistorius Tired At Pivotal Moment In Trial

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, in Pretoria. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel spent much of the day arguing that the Paralympian was not only a deceitful witness but had tailored his evidence using "well calculated and rehearsed emotional outbursts to deflect ...

  10. The 'Heroes' Fighting Africa's Deadly Virus

    Posted by - Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent, In Liberia. :: The District Health Officer  Philip F Azumah conducts daily emergency meetings of about a dozen key local professionals from the backyard of his house in the centre of Foya, desperately trying to ...

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