Alec Marsh was born in Essex in 1975. He graduated from Newcastle University with a first class degree in history. Beginning his career on the Western Morning News in Cornwall, he went on to write for titles including the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Times and London Evening Standard. In 2008 he was named an editor of the year by the British Society of Magazine Editors. He is now the editor of Spear's Magazine, a title focused on luxury lifestyle. He is married and lives with his family in west London.