I am an NCTJ qualified senior reporter in the South of England.
Born and raised in Italy, I moved to Southampton in 2014 to learn English.
I currently work as a Local Democracy Reporter in Hampshire as part of the scheme funded by the BBC and in partnership with local newspapers.
I mainly write about local politics and my stories are used by a number of organisations including local newspapers across Hampshire, the BCC and ITV.
Over the past year I interviewed several politicians including Sir Keir Starmer and Prime Minister Boris Johnson – both on his visit to Southampton in December and more recently during the Downing Street media briefings broadcast by media including the BBC and Sky.
I was Highly Commended in the Local Democracy Reporting Service Award 2020 for the Best Broadcast category.
In 2018 I worked as London correspondent for the RAI programme Tv Talk.
My journey in the UK began in 2014 and after spending two and a half years working in hospitality and retail, I started working as a trainee reporter at The Southern Daily Echo.
I studied as a distance learner to complete the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism while continuing to study English.
During my time at the Echo I covered breaking news, court cases, inquests and public events. I ran live blogs during the elections and produced weekly newspapers.
In December 2019 I passed the NCTJ Level 6 National Qualification in Journalism and became a senior reporter.
Previously, First-Class Honours BA in Classics and First-Class Honours MA in Modern Literature, both from the University of Siena in Italy.
I love travelling, writing, dancing, books, yoga, food, art and taking pictures.
I speak Italian, English, Spanish and I am currently learning Portuguese.
My motto: “No-one knows enough to be a pessimist.”
Opinions here are my own and not the views of my employers.