Alex Breingan

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Alex Breingan
Born Alexander James Breingan
Nationality New Zealand
Alma mater Durham University
Occupation Television producer
Years active 1990s-Present
Television The Cafe, 100 Day Bach
Spouse(s) Rachel Hart (2002-present)
Children 2

Alex Breingan is a New Zealand television producer. He currently serves as one of the Executive Producers, and creator, of New Zealand's 'The Cafe' TV Show on Three.[1][2][3][4] Breingan also co-founded New Zealand's Choice TV lifestyle channel in 2012.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Breingan was raised in Lyme Regis, England.[7] After leaving Durham University, he went on to work as an intern for BBC Radio 1.


Breingan spent over 15 years working in radio. This included working as New Zealand's Mediaworks Radio Operations Manager, and Assistant Programme Director for both More FM and RadioLIVE. He began his media career in the mid 1990s in UK commercial radio, and later as a producer at the BBC working with Jools Holland. [7] British radio stations included BBC Radio 2, Heart 106.2FM, 2-Ten FM, Virgin Radio, Orchard FM. Breingan moved to NZ in 2002 with his Radio and TV Producer wife Rachel Hart, and co-hosted Radio Live's Design and Build Show with Hamish Dodd for six years. [8][7][9][10][11][12][citation needed] Breingan moved from radio into TV, to work as Channel Manager for New Zealand's Food TV and Living Channel.[13]

Alex Breingan is the current Managing Director of media agency Stripe Media, based on Auckland's North Shore. As part of The Cafe, Breingan interviewed Suits actor Gabriel Macht which gained over 200,000 views.[4][14]

Breingan is also Executive Producer and creator of the reality renovation TV series '100 Day Home'. This includes the 2015 series 100 Day Bach and the upcoming 100 Day 'Reno' Renovation series.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Breingan married Radio and TV Producer Rachel Hart in 2002. They have two children.


  1. ^ "New TV3 lifestyle show The Café to air in April". Newshub. 2016-10-03. Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  2. ^ "YesShop tells employees it must close immediately". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  3. ^ "TV3's new show The Cafe will fill the void left by loss of Good Morning". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  4. ^ a b The Cafe (2016-04-20), Alex Breingan Interviews Gabriel Macht, retrieved 2017-10-09 
  5. ^ "Choice TV pledges to move beyond imported shows". The National Business Review. 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2017-10-10. 
  6. ^ @Zagzigger2, John Drinnan John Drinnan is the Media writer for the New Zealand Herald jdrinnan@xtra co nz (2012-04-30). "Choice TV in Freeview fight for choosy audience". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2017-10-11. 
  7. ^ a b c "Ex-Lyme man makes the rigtht Choice down under". Bridport and Lyme Regis News. Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  8. ^ "New Morning Show the Café Coming Soon to Tv3 | Scoop News". Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  9. ^ "New free-to-air channel Choice TV unveils its content line-up—and a few of its sponsors". 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  10. ^ "The Cafe | Stripe Productions". Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  11. ^ "Alex Breingan - Voice Profile". Retrieved 2017-10-10. 
  12. ^ "Tune your Freeview to Channel 12 and find Choice TV! | Scoop News". Retrieved 2017-10-10. 
  13. ^ "Freeview adds new channel". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-10-10. 
  14. ^ "The Hilarious Gabriel Macht Interview from New Zealand You Need to See | Suits blog | USA Network". USA Network. 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2017-10-10. 
  15. ^ "100 Day Bach | Netflix". Retrieved 2017-10-10.