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ALEX MALCOLM 
Freelance sports journalist and broadcaster

ABOUT ALEX

Alex Malcolm is a Freelance Journalist and Broadcaster with an expertise and passion for all things sport. He has pursued a life dedicated to playing, watching, commentating, reading, researching, and writing about all things sport.

From an early age he could copy the bowling actions of Terry Alderman and Curtly Ambrose, recite the player numbers of all AFL clubs, and played every sport he could when not watching in the lounge-room. But all that watching led to him idolising the likes of Bruce McAvaney, Dennis Cometti, Tim Lane, and Richie Benaud. Cricket books, written by Gideon Haigh, also were regular birthday and Christmas presents and were consumed tirelessly.

His passion for sport continued through his education at Hale School, where he was taught and coached by cricketing greats John Inverarity and Derek Chadwick, and then onto the University of Western Australia where he completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History. After majoring in Communications, Political Science, and History in his undergraduate degree, he wrote his Honours thesis on Kerry Packer's Cricket Revolution. Following that he studied post-graduate Journalism at Curtin University.

He has worked as a writer for The West Australian newspaper, the New Zealand Herald on Sunday, but predominantly for ESPNCricinfo over the past three years. He also maintained his own blog, the Professional Perspective during that period.

His broadcasting career also took shape in that time. He started with work experience at ABC Radio and Nine news in Perth. His experience in radio working under Wally Foreman and Glenn Mitchell reaffirmed his passion for sports commentary. 

Alex began working on community radio, commentating Sheffield Shield cricket and WAFL football for Sportfm 91.3 and Radio Fremantle 107.9. He also produced and hosted three weekly sports radio shows. 

He graduated to calling WAFL football for ABCTV and ABC Local Radio. He has also called athletics on television for One HD, after spending three years calling Track and Field for Athletics WA. He commentated alongside Ato Boldon, Kylie Wheeler and Melinda Gainsford-Taylor. He also commentated tennis at the 2012 Hopman Cup for the International Broadcast and One HD. He worked alongside Pat Cash, Fred Stolle, and Liz Smylie in commentary and also conducted courtside interviews with a number of players.

Alex is also a very accomplished Master of Ceremonies, having hosted sports breakfasts and trophy presentation evenings, bringing his polished style, subtle humour, and outstanding interview skills to each event he works at. He has become the regular MC for Corporate Sports Australia events nationwide in 2012.

Alex has managed all of this whilst continuing to play a very high level of competitive cricket. He has played over 100 First-Grade matches in both the WACA and SACA competitions with Subiaco-Floreat and Glenelg. He was vice-captain of Subiaco-Floreat's 2010-11 First-Grade Premiership, making a 128 in the final at the WACA. He is captain of the first grade side in 2011-12 and has represented WA at both U17 and 2nd XI level.

Alex's passion for sports writing and broadcasting, and his experiences as a reader, viewer, and player have made him a versatile, insightful, balanced, and polished presenter, commentator and writer on a wide variety of sports..


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