Q&A with 2SER Breakfast host Alex James
2SER is excited to welcome Alex James as our new Breakfast host! As host of The Daily, Alex presented a special broadcast celebrating 40 years of 2SER in 2019 featuring interviews with federal politicians, ex-program presenters and other Sydney luminaries in a fantastic program that proved her more than ready for the challenge. We asked her a few quick questions to introduce herself to our listeners, but the best way to get to know Alex is by tuning into 2SER Breakfast!
How did you first get involved at 2SER?
I first started as a producer for the Tuesday Daily a few years back! After a few years, nightshifts and a lot of training I was presenting the same show. Then I started hosting the Breakfast show as a fill in at the end of 2019 and now here we are!
Where did you grow up?
I actually grew up in rural New South Wales on my parents’ farm before heading to boarding school in Sydney! Two very different experiences let me tell you. No cell service and the only radio we got was triple J and the local community radio!
We know you love your sport! Who are your teams and who are you excited about in 2020?
I’m a die-hard rugby union gal so I’m a huge Wallaroos, Wallabies and Waratahs fan! I’m a Swannies fan but I find myself watching more AFLW these days. I’m SO excited about Ash Barty’s 2020 season, I’m a Barty fan girl so I can’t wait to see what she brings this year. And of course we’re in for a Summer Olympics this year so I’m getting my green and gold out for that!!!
What’s the hardest thing about waking up for breakfast?
The waking up part.
What do you eat for breakfast?
Usually my own words after I make a bad joke.
What was some of your fave music artists from 2019?
Ah there’s so many!! Definitely a few standouts would be E for Echo, Andy Golledge and Yin Yin!
What do you see as some of the issues and challenges for Sydney in 2020?
I think something that is on everyone’s minds is sustainability. We’ve have such a long way ahead of us but I really believe Sydney has the potential to be more eco friendly.
What do you think should be celebrated?
Diversity. It is now more vital than ever that we continue to and increase our celebration of our amazing diverse Sydney community in all it’s forms and community radio is such a great way to do that.