With 20 years both in the field and behind the Anchor desk, Alex is known and respected throughout the industry for her tough reporting style and getting the real story behind the headlines.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Alex launched her media career at CHML/Y95 and CHCH TV news. The lure of a new start-up quickly took her west to Calgary, Alberta, where she covered entertainment news and interviewed stars including Britney Spears, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt and BB King. The call of hard news would bring her back to Barrie, Ontario, where she worked at the New VR, a station that would see her arrive first on scene of what would become the Walkerton water tragedy.
In 2000, Alex joined CityTV/CP24 as a reporter and anchor, where she would quickly move into an anchor role on CityNews at 11 sitting beside the late Mark Dailey. During her seven years, Alex lived up to the stations slogan “everywhere”, covering stories province-wide including 9/11, SARS and the Caledonia land claim riots. She fought for the little guy, taking on the province over its controversial pit bull ban while covering continuous labour unrest under Mike Harris and high profile cases including the murders of Holly Jones, Jane Creba and Cecilia Zhang.
In 2007 Alex moved over to Global News, where she was weekend anchor and senior reporter covering off Ontario’s courts. There Alex continued bringing high profile crime to light covering off cases including the Toronto 18, the Stephanie Rengels murder and the conviction of Tori Staffords killers. Alex took a lead role at the G20 summit bringing live coverage of the violent mass riots on Toronto’s streets. During her time at Global, Alex won two national RTNDA awards for her investigative series into the dangers of Ontario’s trucking industry. The investigation lead to changes to the Ontario provincial trucking licensing laws in effect today.
For the last four years, Alex has been front and centre of her own daily national talk show on Sun News Network. Her show debates the big political, geo political, social and economic stories making headlines in Canada and around the world.
Today, Alex has plenty to say giving her opinion and expertise on Newstalk 1010, CFRB where she is a regular contributor.Contact Alex today