Emma Alberici

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Emma Alberici
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
EducationDeakin University
Melbourne University, Our Lady of Mercy College
OccupationTelevision presenter and journalist
EmployerAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Known forLateline

Emma Alberici (born 1970) is an Australian journalist and television presenter who is the Chief Economics Correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Alberici was until 2017 the presenter of the ABC's flagship current affairs program, Lateline. She has worked as a reporter for the ABC's The 7.30 Report and Lateline, and was also a reporter and producer with A Current Affair on Australia's Nine Network.

Early life and background[edit]

Emma Alberici was born to Franco and Anna Alberici.[1] Her parents are Italian immigrants who arrived in Australia by passenger liner in 1955.[1] The family settled in Melbourne, where Alberici attended Our Lady of Mercy College in Heidelberg, Victoria.


Alberici graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism and economics from Deakin University and a bachelor's degree in Italian from the University of Melbourne.[2][3]


Alberici's journalistic career began as cadet with the Melbourne tabloid Herald Sun. She was a reporter on The Small Business Show at the Nine Network.[4]

Alberici has twice been a finalist in the Walkley Awards for journalism. Both nominations were for investigative reports, the first being her report on the death of a patron at Star City Casino in 1998. It was Alberici's reports surrounding that event, including exclusive interviews with witnesses, family and friends, that prompted a police integrity commission inquiry.[5]

She authored The Small Business Book.[4]

On 10 April 2018 she was found by ABC management to have made several errors and omissions in articles she wrote[6][7] regarding the Australian taxation system.[8]


Alberici began hosting the ABC's flagship current affairs program Lateline in 2012, when she replaced Ali Moore. She co-hosted alongside Tony Jones. The program was labelled as being, "an unmissable current affairs program that almost certainly creates more headlines in the next day's newspapers than any other TV show in the country."[9] Following criticism of her interview style, she said accusations of bias were "nonsense", and that "People are far quicker to attack a woman in public than they would a man...."[10]

In October 2017, ABC announced that after 28 years Lateline would be cut as the broadcaster launches new investigative and specialist journalism teams. Alberici will become the ABC's chief economics correspondent.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Alberici was married to Jason McCauley, a sound recordist on 60 Minutes.[1] They separated in 2017.[12] She has three children and resides in Sydney.[1] Alberici has also lived in London, England, where she was based as the ABC's Europe correspondent.[1]

In June 2019 Alberici stuck her hand into a blender that was still plugged into the power and was hospitalised. [13]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Lifestyle Interview: Emma Alberici". The Weekly Review Bayside. 9 March 2014. Archived from the original on 4 May 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  2. ^ Western Sydney Business Connect WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon 2017 State of the Region Address. 30 August 2017
  3. ^ Celebrity Speakers Bureau Speaker Profile
  4. ^ a b "Emma Alberici Joins New ABC Business Program" Archived 25 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine, news release, 24 March 2002, retrieved 23 January 2010
  5. ^ Speaker Profile of Emma Alberici at The Celebrity Speakers Bureau
  6. ^ "Why many big companies don't pay corporate tax". ABC News. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  7. ^ "There's more to jobs and growth than a corporate tax cut". ABC News. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  8. ^ Carmody, Broede (10 April 2018). "Emma Alberici's controversial tax story contained nine errors". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Best News/Current Affairs TV Program of the Year". Crikey. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2007.
  10. ^ "Female interviewers attacked for just being tough: ABC's Emma Alberici". Sydney Morning Herald. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Lateline, The Link to be axed in ABC overhaul". Sydney Morning Herald. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Marriage anguish had clues on twitter". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  13. ^ https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/celebrity-selfies/abc-reporter-emma-alberici-suffers-horrific-kitchen-injury/news-story/567db9c0ac30185ad41d4c6d350fc2b2

External links[edit]

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Preceded by
Ali Moore
Presenter (Monday, Tuesday & Friday)

Succeeded by