Alex Payne is an experienced rugby broadcaster and a live event host.
He began his television career as a presenter on the ‘Rugby Club’. He then travelled to New Zealand as the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour reporter.
On returning to Sky, he began presenting for Sky Sports News and was thrown straight into the hot seat – a challenge he relished.
Alex Payne was a regular face on Sky Sports’ live rugby coverage. He’s presented coverage of England internationals, the Heineken Cup and the Tri-Nations.
Furthermore, he has 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 many 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 produced online content ranging from England Rugby’s O2 Inside Line, Sky Bet blogs, previews for Amlin and live webcasts for Natwest and Accenture.
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 60-minute 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, and Grand Slam, Haskell is well-placed to give amusing insights into the sport.
Hosted by Alex Payne, this is the perfect way to entertain clients and leave them amused, informed and inspired.