Alex Crawford is a Special Correspondent for Sky News based in South Africa.
Crawford first worked in journalism at the Wokingham Times, completing a National Council for the Training of Journalists newspaper course in Newcastle while working there.
She subsequently worked for the BBC and for TV-am before joining Sky News when it was launched in 1989. She began working as a foreign correspondent for Sky News in 2005. Crawford has reported on the Gulf, the Middle East and more recently has covered the Arab Springs in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain,and Libya.
She has been named Journalist of the Year on five occasions by the Royal Television Society and was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to broadcast journalism.
Her work has been recognised by the Foreign Press Association in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. She has also been cited by the Bayeux War Correspondents Awards for her reports from hostile environments for every year since 2007.
Crawford was born in Nigeria in 1963 to a Chinese mother and a Scottish father. She was brought up in Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe and educated at Cobham Hall School in Kent.
She currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with her husband, sports journalist Richard Edmondson, and four children.