Sky News Special Correspondent Alex Crawford is one of the most recognizable faces on television in the world.
This four-time winner of the Royal Television Society (RTS) Journalist of the Year award and Special Correspondent for Sky News, currently based in Johannesburg, has come under fire, been tear-gassed, arrested and almost sold to the Taliban.
The first reporter to broadcast live from Green Square as rebel forces took over Tripoli, and arriving in the capital on the back of a truck with a rebel convoy, are among her recent exploits, so to speak, as one of the world’s most respected journalists.
Read our fascinating interview with this world-renowned journalist in the August issue of Leadership magazine. Hear her own account of life on the frontline, and her views on the Oscar Pistorius trial, which she is covering for Sky News from the High Court in Pretoria.
Crawford and her team were the only journalists to get inside the besieged town of Zawiyah when it was being attacked by pro-Gaddafi forces in March 2011. 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.
In December 2010 Crawford was named Woman Journalist of the Year by Women in Film and Television, and in October 2011 she was awarded the James Cameron Memorial Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to journalism.
Don’t miss Leadership’s special report on the life and times of this courageous, highly talented journalist.