Alex Mcleod
ALEX McLEOD
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MEET ALEX MCLEOD

As the dynamic host of some of television’s most popular reality based programs, including runaway design hit
Trading Spaces and travel show Best of Both Worlds, Alex McLeod has brought her inimitable mix of wit, style and savvy to millions of American homes each week. As the guest host of talk shows including The View and Good Day Live, McLeod has traded quips and anecdotes with daytime television’s leading ladies and top news personalities.

Alex McLeod is a captivating television personality who has walked and worked the red carpet both at home and abroad. In her work as correspondent for TV Guide's Hollywood 411, Starz Movie News and UK favorite Moviewatch, McLeod was a movie premiere regular and snagged exclusive interviews with Hollywood’s A-List. McLeod’s beauty doesn’t just shine in front of the camera - she’s equally dazzling behind the microphone on top rated entertainment news and lifestyle programs.

GIFT OF GAB

Alex McLeod is a versatile performer who can effortlessly transition from entertainment news correspondent to emcee/host of corporate projects for Fortune 500 Companies like Dole Foods and American Eagle Outfitters to host of highly rated reality TV shows like Joe Millionaire. McLeod is respected for her intuitive approach to entertainment and is known for her ability to speak her mind and add just the right flair to any project she consults for or hosts.

In addition to being an internationally recognized Emmy nominated television personality, Alex is a food lover and formally trained chef. McLeod has consulted for leading food companies like Viva Food Group, Yeenin Frozen Foods and Contessa Premium Foods where she has spent countless hours in her test kitchen transforming gold standard recipes into commercially viable convenience meal concepts. In 2011, McLeod led the Contessa culinary team to win a 2nd Place People's Choice Award at the University of Houston Frontier Fiesta Chili Competition.

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CRITIC’S CHOICE

Television critic Linda Stasi of The New York Post has described Alex McLeod as the "perfect" host, while journalist Daniel McGinn of Newsweek compared Alex to Classic Coke, truly an "original." McLeod is regularly approached by reality show producers, talk shows, networks, and news stations for future projects. She believes that it is her ability to find humor in any on-camera situation that has led to her success in the entertainment industry and sets her apart - making Alex, well uniquely Alex.

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REALITY BYTES

A sense of humor and mischievous spirit were absolutely essential as host of FOX's highly controversial first season of Joe Millionaire. Shot on location in France, the outrageously funny show concept and comical cast of characters are said to have revolutionized the reality TV dating genre.

As co-host of the travel series with a twist, Best of Both Worlds, McLeod’s multi-faceted skills were on display both as budget tourist and luxury traveler. While on location in the Hawaiian Islands, McLeod was the ultimate sportswoman and performed her own stunts including hang gliding, horseback riding and surfing. While in Hong Kong, she indulged her feminine side with a power shopping tour and cooking lessons from a world-renowned chef. An avid adventurer, McLeod has visited many countries around the globe and seeks inspiration from both the people and food she encounters during her travels.

McLeod’s legions of loyal fans know and love her best for her fun loving and fearless hosting style on TLC’s reality design hit, Trading Spaces. As the original host of the series, McLeod crisscrossed the country helping neighbors redecorate each other’s homes.

Alex’s on-camera chemistry with fellow cast members and homeowners paired with an incredibly innovative show concept captivated audiences, paving the way for the enduring makeover show phenomenon.

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OFF CAMERA

While most of America recognizes Alex McLeod for her on-camera charisma and adventurous spirit - it’s her off-camera volunteer work that really makes Alex shine. McLeod is committed to help and inspire others through her involvement with a number of charities in Southern California including GRID Alternatives, Habitat for Humanity, and The US Fund for UNICEF. Whether as volunteer, fundraiser, or emcee Alex puts the spotlight on what matters most off camera.

Alex McLeod is a graduate of both The University of Texas and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Alex is based in Los Angeles and is a member of both The Screen Actors Guild and The American Federation of Television and Recording Artists.

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WHAT’S NEXT

McLeod relishes the next new career challenge, be it a cutting edge food show concept, an A-list celebrity interview or high profile live event or corporate spokesperson opportunity - McLeod approaches all with equal and unbridled enthusiasm. Currently, Alex is in development for several new food, travel and lifestyle projects in which she will combine her infectious enthusiasm and trademark hosting style to deliver television that thinks outside of the box.

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