Alix O’Neill is a journalist, writer and broadcast commentator. She is currently writing her first book, The Troubles with Us, a memoir on growing up in Belfast in the 1990s. It will be published by 4th Estate (HarperCollins) in spring 2021.
She has covered a wide range of lifestyle subjects, with a focus on feminism, for The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Times, ES Magazine, The Evening Standard, New Statesman, Spectator Life, Marie Claire, Red, The Pool, Stella, Grazia and The Debrief. Features include a cover story for The Sunday Times Magazine on the raw deal handed to millennials; interviewing “Brexiles” for Guardian Weekend and for The Times, women who suffered multiple miscarriages, and depressives in high-flying careers; debating Silicon Valley’s sexism problem in Spectator Life; and for the Evening Standard, chatting Brexit and babies with Daisy Lowe in a rice pudding factory.
Before moving to France in 2019, Alix was a regular guest commentator on Sky News discussing everything from Harvey Weinstein to Beyonce. She also reviewed for the morning papers for Sky Sunrise and has appeared on Good Morning Britain, LBC Radio’s Nick Ferrari Show, The Front Row on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio London’s Vanessa Feltz show and Talk Radio’s Badass Woman’s Hour, dissecting a variety of topics including the Westminster sex scandal and Love Island.
From February to September 2019, she had a fortnightly column for Red magazine on her search for the good life in France.
Prior to going freelance in 2015, Alix was Features Editor at Beautiful Kitchens magazine and a writer and sub-editor at Homes & Gardens. She was runner-up in the Most Promising Student Journalist category in the 2008 PTC New Journalist of the Year Awards; and shortlisted for the Rosemary Goodchild Award for Sexual Health Journalism in the 2015 UK Sexual Health Awards, and Travel Journalist of the Year in the 2006 Irish Student Media Awards. In 2016, she was selected to participate in the inaugural Women in Journalism mentoring scheme, and paired with Sarah Baxter, Deputy Editor of The Sunday Times. Alix has also been an official WIJ mentor to young journalists and a mentor for the charity, The Student View.
Alix is an alumnus of Trinity College Dublin and Goldsmiths College, University of London. She divides her time between southwest France, where she lives with her husband and two young sons, and London.