The Viney Agency


Alex CrawfordAlex Crawford has been interrogated by more than one intelligence agency, rescued by the US Army, fired at live on air, and experienced some of the most dangerous places in the world.

She is the only journalist to have won the Royal Television Society’s Journalist of the Year Award four times. She has also won an Emmy, two Golden Nymphs, the Bayeux War Correspondents Award, and the prestigious James Cameron Award, being cited by the judges for her ‘work as a journalist that combined moral vision and professional integrity’.

After growing up in Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Alex began her career at the Woking Times before moving to the BBC and eventually Sky News, where she is currently Special Correspondent specializing in the Gulf, Middle East and Africa.

She lives in Johannesburg with her husband, Richard, and their four children: Nat, Frankie, Maddy and Flo.

Alex Crawford was awarded an OBE in the 2012 New Year's Honours List for services to Broadcast Journalism.

Colonel Gaddafi’s Hat, her extraordinary, first-hand account of the Libyan Uprising, was acquired pre-emptively by HarperCollins and was published in spring 2012.  Arabic rights sold to Darf Publishers.


Alex Crawford"Alex Crawford will forever be the journalist linked to the Libyan rising of 2011"The Guardian

It started as it often does, with a phone call in the dead of night.

You arrive, into a panicked, hot airport; you are detained, shadowed, kept away from the action and the truth of it.  But slowly, slowly you push and probe.  You weave contacts with insight until the real story emerges.  And then you just have to chase it down.

After that it is all about instinct.

And fear.

And pursuit.

And surviving to act as a witness.

‘Sky News’s Alex Crawford has emerged as the runaway winner in the battle of the broadcasters’ - Patrick Foster, The Guardian

‘I know I work for a rival network, but Alex Crawford’s reporting for Sky News is heroic journalism’ - Piers Morgan

‘She has gigantic balls made of titanium’ - India Knight

‘Really mum, you need to sort out your priorities. Can’t you tell them you need to be with your children?’ - Frankie, (Alex’s teenage daughter)

 BIBLIOGRAPHY: Colonel Gaddafi's Hat, Colllins, 2012