Alex Payne is an experienced rugby broadcaster and a live event host.
He began his television career as a presenter on the ‘Rugby Club’ before travelling to New Zealand as the reporter on the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour.
On returning to Sky, he began presenting for Sky Sports News and was thrown straight into the hot seat – a challenge he relished.
Since then, Alex Payne has become a regular face of Sky Sports’ live rugby coverage including presenting coverage of England internationals, the Heineken Cup and the Tri-Nations.
Alex Payne has also presented poker for Sky Sports and Fox, including the FullTiltPoker.com Million Dollar cash game and Shane Warne’s Poker Ashes.
Away from the TV cameras, Alex has hosted testimonial dinners for players including World Cup winners Jason Robinson and John Smit and conducted corporate hospitality for companies including the RPA, QBE and HSBC.
Alex has also presented and helped produce online content ranging from England Rugby’s O2 Inside Line, weekly blogs for Sky Bet, previews for Amlin and live webcasts for Natwest and Accenture.
Alongside former England rugby player James Haskell, Alex also hosts the weekly podcast ‘House of Rugby’.
Haskell & Payne
An Evening with James Haskell, in conversation with Alex Payne.
Alex is regularly booked to host Q&A sessions with past and present rugby players. A popular format is with his House of Rugby teammate James Haskell.
Enjoy a 60minute off-the-record chat with one of English Rugby’s most colourful characters.
Alex talks openly with rugby speaker James, as he recalls playing around the world.
Having won the Premiership, European Cup, Grand Slam, Haskell is well placed to give rare and amusing insights into the sport.
Hosted by Alex Payne, this is the perfect way to entertain clients and to leave them amused, informed and inspired.