Emma Alberici

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Emma Alberici (born 1970) is an Australian television journalist who is currently a co-presenter of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's program Lateline.

Her earlier ABC roles were finance reporter on The 7.30 Report, presenter of the now defunct Business Breakfast, general finance reporter for ABC TV and Radio, and the ABC's Europe correspondent. Previously she was a reporter and producer with the A Current Affair on Australia's Nine Network.

Early life and background[edit]

Emma Alberici was born to Franco (from Boretto near Milan), a cabinetmaker who worked at the Victoria Market, and Anna Alberici (from the island of Ischia, off Naples).[1] Her parents are Italian immigrants who arrived in Australia by boat in 1955.[1] The family settled in Melbourne, where Alberici attended Our Lady of Mercy College in Heidelberg, Victoria. She later studied Journalism and Economics at Deakin University. At Melbourne University, Alberici completed a BA in Italian.


Her journalistic career began as cadet with the Melbourne tabloid Herald Sun. She also helped create "The Small Business Show" at the Nine Network.[2]

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.[3]

She authored The Small Business Book[2] which became a high selling volume.

In December 2011, it was announced that Alberici will be replacing Ali Moore on Lateline with Moore moving to Singapore with her family.

Personal life[edit]

Alberici has been married to Jason McCauley, a sound recordist who once worked for 60 Minutes, since 2003.[1] They have three children aged nine, seven and six and reside in Sydney.[1]

She is fluent in Italian, which helped her cover various Foreign Correspondent reports about the exploits of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Alberici has also lived in London, England.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Lifestyle Interview: Emma Alberici". The Weekly Review Bayside. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Emma Alberici Joins New ABC Business Program", news release, 24 March 2002, retrieved 23 January 2010
  3. ^ Speaker Profile of Emma Alberici at The Celebrity Speakers Bureau

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

Succeeded by