Allison Langdon

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Allison Langdon (born 20 May 1979) is an Australian reporter, news presenter and author.[1]

Career[edit]

Allison attended Wauchope High School and Port Macquarie's MacKillop Senior College. During her time at school, she presented radio programs on Monday evenings on the local community radio station 2WAY FM, which is based in Wauchope. After leaving school, she studied journalism at Charles Sturt University and filed stories for the National Radio News service of the Australian Community Radio Network, run by the CBAA. She was also a broadcaster with the on-campus community radio station 2MCE-FM.

Langdon joined the Nine Network after completing her journalism degree, which included an internship with CBS in New York City. She began her media career as a producer for Nightline in 2001.

In 2002, Allison worked as a producer for the 6:00pm bulletin of National Nine News. Seeking more on-the-road experience, Langdon moved to Nine's Darwin newsroom and, in her first year in the Top End, won the David Marchbank Award for best new journalist. Alongside her round as political reporter for the Northern Territory, Langdon travelled to China and East Timor covering stories for news and the Sunday program.

Langdon was one of the first Australian journalists on the ground following the Australian Embassy Bombing in Jakarta in September 2004. She filed daily for all of Nine's bulletins before following the Australian survivor, five-year-old Manny Musu, to Singapore.

In October 2004, Langdon returned to Sydney as a general reporter and took over the court rounds for National Nine News.

In early 2007, she was appointed as news presenter on Today, filling-in for Georgie Gardner while she was on maternity leave during the first half of 2007. Later in 2007, Langdon often presented National Nine News: Morning Edition and National Nine News: Afternoon Edition bulletins on Fridays. Langdon also presented bulletins over the 2007-08 summer.

In 2008 Langdon became the Friday presenter of Nightline, staying in this role until the axing of the program. Langdon continued as a fill-in presenter for Nine News through 2008.

Also in 2008, Langdon released her first book; The Child Who Never Was: Looking for Tegan Lane, which examined the murder of newborn infant Tegan Lane by her mother Keli Lane.

Langdon was a senior reporter in the Sydney newsroom, and continued to fill-in on Nine News bulletins, and Today.

In 2011, she became a reporter on the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program.

Personal life[edit]

Langdon filed a stalking complaint against an admirer she alleges went too far, by sending her sexually explicit love letters. The admirer, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, is banned from coming within 500m of Langdon, or Channel Nine's Willoughby studios in Sydney and he to appeared in court on 22 June 2007. [2]

It was reported on 26 August 2007, that Langdon had announced her engagement to journalist Michael Willesee, Jr., son of former A Current Affair host Mike Willesee. Langdon and Willesee, Jr married in 2008.

In August 2016, Langdon announced that is pregnant with her first child. [3] She gave birth to their son Mack James Willesee on 13 January 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allison Langdon - Nine News Reporter & Presenter, Sydney — (retrieved 11 June 2010)
  2. ^ Allison Langdon in fear of stalker — (retrieved 2 June 2007)
  3. ^ Hornery, Andrew (2016-08-18). "Baby news for 60 Minutes reporter". Retrieved 2016-08-19. 

Further reading[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
Kellie Sloane
Today
Substitute News Presenter
for Georgie Gardner

April 2007 - August 2007
Succeeded by
Georgie Gardner