A familiar face with young people across the UK, Alex is a bubbly and creative presenter, with a wealth of live broadcasting experience – most notably with CBBC’s Newsround.
Born in Chester, Alex grew up in Flintshire in Wales with a Welsh language education. After studying music in Cardiff University, Alex joined the office of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, before moving into broadcasting, where her programme credits include CBBC’s flagship programme, Blue Peter, and the BBC Proms.
In 2014, Alex began producing and presenting Ffeil: a Welsh-language children’s TV news programme, produced by BBC Wales. This led to her co-presenting S4C’s primetime entertainment series, Band Cymru, along with co-presenting the world biggest youth festival coverage of the Urdd Eisteddfod.
Alex became one of the presenters on CBBC’s Newsround, a role which included interviewing countless celebrities, such as The Vamps and Olly Murs. Since then, Alex has worked as Senior Journalist Reporter on BBC1’s Wales Live, has reported for Network BBC Breakfast on BBC1, BBC Wales Today, and with her passion for Classical music, presented BBC Radio Cymru’s live broadcast of the Welsh Proms’ Opening Night and has also been the roving reporter at Proms in the Park for BBC Radio Wales.
She also has presented a documentary for BBC Radio 4: ‘What’s in a Game?’ and a second documentary on video games for the BBC World Service: ‘In the Studio: World of Warcraft’, broadcast in October. Alex also reported on the UK Election for BBC1 Wales and S4C, broadcasting live hits throughout the night.
Alex also hosts live events, which has included the CBeebies Live Stage with Dr Ranj and an evening with gaming developer and co-founder of Wales Interactive, David Banner, at S4C’s Yr Egin Centre in Carmarthen. Along with her presenting work, Alex also provides bilingual voiceovers for BBC science videos for schools, news reports for various TV programmes, and has filmed across the world, including in the US and Russia (she holds a valid US work Visa).
Alex can still be seen presenting Newsround occasionally, but her main work is as presenter of S4C’s Ffeil and S4C’s weekly half-hour news review programme for Welsh-learners, Yr Wythnos. Alex also reads S4C’s news bulletins (Newyddion), and with her expertise in news, gaming and music, is often a guest pundit on TV and radio.