Angelina Fusco is a broadcast and print journalist who, from 1982-2013, worked in the newsroom at BBC Northern Ireland where she reported on major events and breaking news stories during an historic period of time. In 1998, Angelina Fusco became Head of Television News and Editor of the flagship current affairs programme BBC Newsline, where she led a team of production staff delivering live television news for audiences in Northern Ireland. Under her leadership, Newsline went on to win two Irish Film and Television Academy awards for best news programme and was nominated for several Royal Television Society awards. Since 2013, and upon leaving her role at BBC Northern Ireland after more than 30 years, she has used her wealth of broadcasting experience in crisis communications, social media, and media interviewing to train journalists and professionals both nationally and internationally, teaching in universities in America, Ukraine, and the UK. She has been a senior trainer at the BBC College of Journalism and is currently an Associate Trainer with Channel56, Northern Ireland’s leading provider of media and communications training. As of 2014, she became Chair of the Dart Centre Europe (a charity which raises awareness of journalism-trauma and resilience) where she was a recipient of the Ochberg Fellowship on Journalism and Trauma in 2012 at Columbia University, New York. As well as her involvement in journalism training, she sits on the Board of Tourism Northern Ireland and the NI Committee of the National Lottery Heritage Fund. In 2021, she was appointed as an Advisory Committee member for Ofcom NI.
This archive was kindly loaned by Angelina Fusco for the extraORDINARYwomen project at the Linen Hall Library. The online collection is a small representative sample of Angelina Fusco’s material and consists of photographs, a media pass, and video tape showreel.