FRANCESCA MARCHESE

LONDON

Everything sounds better in Italian. I am a journalist and producer specialized in Italy, Sicily and the Italian community in London which is the biggest around the world. I am working as a contributor for a variety of news organizations including BBC (radio and online), Mail On Sunday and CTVC. I work as translator (English to Italian) for independent magazines as well. I am a regular contributor of Fondazione Migrantes (CEI, the Vatican) about Italians abroad. My international working life developed my commitment to breaking stereotypes and strengthening solidarity. As journalist for 20+ years in Sicily and London, I founded a community of 100+ Italian journalists, and a community of Londoners with a passion for Sicily called “SicilyCulture”. Earlier, European Students’ Forum work and my Erasmus scholarship led to connections around the world.

FRANCESCA MARCHESE

WORK HISTORY

Freelance journalist, London (Sep 2013 - present)


Clients include BBC Online and BBC Radio, CTVC and The Mail On Sunday, covering topics including crime, business, international politics, travel and fashion.


Story research and writing, photography and video;

  • -  Research for broadcast media including TV programs and radio interviews;

  • -  Italian expert interviewee for broadcast.


    Some examples of my work:

     

    • BBC Radio 4 - “Profile - Matteo Salvini”; 

    • Ethical Journalism Network - Italy’s Election;

    • BBC Business - “How Sicilian Oranges Are Being Made Into Clothes”;

    • The Mail On Sunday - “How Italian Police Captured Fake Taxi Driver Rapist”;

    • The Guardian - “Real Life inspiration for Cinema Paradiso's Alfredo dies”. 

Journalist/reporter (Oct 2012 – Mar 2013)
Live Sicilia Catania (http://livesicilia.it) - Italy
• Interviewing and writing about crime, current affairs, the economy and culture;


Reporter (Jul 2011 – Dec 2012) 
Italpress (http://www.italpress.com) - Italy
• Working for one of the major Italian news agencies on breaking news in Sicily; 

Anchor and TV reporter (Nov 2017 - April 2011) 
Telecolor (http://www.telecolor.it) - Italy
One of my reports was shortlisted for the prestigious Ilaria Alpi Award. Furthermore, the TV channel received the ‘Best News Program of the Year’ award while I was working there.

Italy / Italians / UK / Italians / journalist / Italian speaking