I am totally committed to living as sustainably as I can. My TV and presenting outfits come from charity shops. I am a public transport nerd and big fan!
I am also an expert on weight and dieting. Having previously lost over 100lb in weight and kept weight off since I have developed a weight management solution which I know works. I am also really into meditation and have an active interest in holistic wellbeing and self development - not least because I had to find ways to deal with personal challenges in my life.
The great thing about
current affairs or magazine
shows, is that you get to
combine knowledge of 'stuff'
with knowledge of life. The youngest of 9 kids, my life
experience and personal story has often been colourful, often challenging, and not exactly
Prior to moving into broadcasting, I previously had over 20 very successful years as a senior person in public/social/community policy and services, both on the ground and at strategic level. I've worked in local government on regeneration and community development, and for a Government agency where I developed national practice for all of England's local authority children's services departments and children's charities.
I've run charities myself, providing local and community services and supported and advised hundreds others. I've created, developed and run campaigning and multi agency initiatives at local, regional and national level, and even had a spell in politics at a national leadership level during my 20s.
All of this means that I have a very real take on how life really is for so many people. I am a Trustee Director for a local Citizens Advice bureau.
My expertise includes travel. I recently spent a year backpacking around the world on a 'mid-life crisis global adventure' which I shared on my blog Middle Aged Spread.
"I'm a colourful, warm and knowledgeable Yorkshire lass. An eternal optimist with a real love for life, I'm all about the world we live in and life in general. I love people and their stories - from politics and current affairs to very human individual stories.
I am someone who can definitely say that life can begin again after 40! Since then I have got married, sorted out my weight having been morbidly obese, been approved to adopt a child, had 2 miscarriages and accepted I'll not have children, spent a year backpacking around the world, totally changed career and now starting again having separated from my husband! As always I see everything, even these big challenges, as an opportunity.
Peg Alexander is a British TV Presenter,
Radio Broadcaster, Live Event Host, Journalist, Speaker and occasional Writer.
My ideal evening is sitting round a large table with friends, listening to Depeche Mode, enjoying food, discussing life, the world, the Universe
and Leeds United, and sharing a lot
of laughs. Or singing! "
For my CV and professional history
check out my LinkedIn profile.
what I planned, but needless to say I wouldn't change it for anything, both ups and downs.