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
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
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
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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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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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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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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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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