Emma Alberici is regarded as one of Australia’s most highly regarded journalists and is the ABC’s chief economics correspondent. She presented ABC1’s Lateline program for six years. Emma returned to Australia to take up this role having spent four years as the Europe correspondent for the ABC based in the UK. She arrived in London just as Lehmann Bros was collapsing and as the world began questioning every accepted orthodoxy attaching to global financial markets. For someone who had spent most of the previous two decades as a business and finance journalist, it was a case of right place, right time. Emma worked at the Nine Network for 10 years and did her cadetship before that at the Herald Sun. The daughter of a greengrocer, born and raised in Melbourne by migrant Italian parents, Emma has been a finalist three times in the Walkley Awards for journalistic excellence.