Alex Taylor defines himself as a “European journalist”. Born in Britain, he has lived for 30 years in France and Germany, producing and presenting TV and radio programmes. He currently hosts the main interview programme on Euronews “I Talk.” He has also hosted over 700 events, ranging from corporate and institutional conventions and conferences, to gala events and prize giving ceremonies. He moderates in English, French or German and can also speak Italian, Spanish and Dutch.
Born on 13th August 1957, after studying French and German at Oxford University, Alex Taylor came to France in 1981. He became involved in the new “free radios”, presenting all kinds of programmes, while teaching at various French universities. He was also a producer on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 for a year back in London.
He got his first job on television in 1990, hosting and producing a two and a half hour daily European news round-up on France 3 – “Continentales.” After this, ARTE (the French/German arts channel) asked him to produce and present their new daily European magazine show “Confetti.” He then got offered the post of Programme Director (of the French department) at Radio France Internationale which broadcasts to 45 million listeners round the world.
His broadcasting career continued for 5 years doing the morning European press review on France’s main radio station (France Inter). In 2000 he set up his own production company, Continental Connection, making programmes on European themes such as national identity, broadcast on the BBC as well as in France and Spain. He also spent 7 years presenting a programme from the European Parliament. In 2010 he was asked to present the daily morning show on the French classical music channel France Musique, a mixture of news and music, as well as being the first “in vision” presenter on Euronews with “I Talk” from the European Parliament since May 2011.
Over the last 15 years Alex has also hosted events all round the world, half in France, half elsewhere, and often for big French companies or multinationals. He has vast experience of dealing with all kinds of personalities and situations, ranging from the Queen, President Clinton, Nelson Mandela and various Prime Ministers, to company managers but also people with less experience being on the stage. He regards himself as a true European and can give a continental flavour to any event he hosts. He has also written several books, including one of the wonderful untranslatability of languages.