Event Host & Sports
Alex Payne is a television presenter and event host, most regularly seen as the lead anchor on Sky Sports Rugby Union coverage. He has also fronted live poker, tennis and on Sky Sports News while away from the make up and cameras Alex has hosted numerous live events for the likes of Société Générale, HSBC, QBE, Heineken, Help for Heroes and the NSPCC.
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Alex Payne is a television presenter for Sky sports and is a event and awards host. Having spent 12 years with Sky Sports, he is currently the lead anchor on their rugby union coverage. He has covered three Lions tours, fronted England beating the All Blacks at Twickenham, anchored the Aviva Premiership, Guinness Pro 12, European Cup and Super Rugby finals and interviewed everybody from Jonny to Johnno via the late, great Jonah. Alex also presents O2 Inside Line for the RFU which takes England fans inside the camp during international weeks. As well as rugby he has presented poker and tennis on Sky, including the US Open final, and spent five years on Sky Sports News.
Away from the make up and the cameras Alex is a regular host of live events; these include the 2015 World Rugby Awards, the RPA Awards and testimonial dinners for World Cup winner Jason Robinson and England captain Chris Robshaw. He has compered conference days for the likes of DAC Beachcroft and O2 as well as corporate events for Société Générale, HSBC, QBE, Heineken, Help for Heroes and the NSPCC among others. He is happy to admit he is living his dream.