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Born in Tanzania to an Italian father and English mother, she first came to the UK when the family moved to North London. She attended St. Helen's School and then Haileybury College, Hertford. After graduating in modern languages from Exeter University, she did a Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Falmouth College of Arts.
She then moved to the BBC, first as a regional reporter in London, before becoming a roving reporter for BBC Breakfast. On creation of the BBC News Channel, she started undertaking major incident reports. She remains a reporter, and undertakes occasional presenting roles as a relief presenter on BBC News.
Being trilingual (she speaks Italian, English and French), Baldini has been sent to Italy to report on major news stories for BBC News, including the death of the Pope John Paul II, the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, the trial concerning the Murder of Meredith Kercher, the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the Costa Concordia incident.
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