Born on 25th of June 1967 in Sorengo, Lugano (Switzerland), Alfredo Macchi has long lived in Milan and from 2006 he settled in Rome.
After the Liceo Classico G. Parini, he attended the VI dell’Ifg two years, the Institute for Education in Journalism in Milan. In 1990 the examination by a professional journalist and the departure for New York where he worked as a freelance for several Italian newspapers. E ‘degree in Political Science from the University of Milan with a degree in sociology, entitled “The Digital Revolution and television journalism”.
He has worked with various newspapers (Corriere della Sera, L’Espresso and Radio Popolare). In 1991 in Rome he worked in Rai Uno for the transmission “The extra Rai Uno” directed by Gaspare Barbiellini Amidei. In July 1992 he was hired atMediaset, first at TG4 then at News Mediaset
As special envoy he has followed some of the most important events of recent years.
During the conflict in Kosovo (1999) for more than a month from Kukes (Albania) said the refugee emergency. Several times in Israel and the West Bank, was in the Gaza Strip. After Sept. 11 in New York to the drama of the Twin Towers. Then in November 2001, he comes from Pakistan in Afghanistan: first journalist of Italian TV to get to Kabul after the fall of the Taliban.
There he stayed for two months and then returned several times over the past decade. In 2004 from Tamil Nadu (India) following the Tsunami disaster. In summer 2006 in southern Lebanon devastated by the war. And ‘then in Iraq Nassyria, and Italian bases in Afghanistan: Farah, Herat, Balabaluk. In 2010 Haiti Earthquake. In 2011, following the uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya where he returned several times. In 2013 the dimmissioni of Benedict XVI, the conclave and the election of Pope Francis. He has made several special Mediaset: “Apart from the faith” (August 2004) of Lourdes, “The disputed land” (November 2004) in the Gaza Strip, “the Angels of the Tamil” (January 2005) in South India devastated by the tsunami on Rete 4. Many reports for the weekly in-depth “Passwor*d” (Rete 4), Terra! (Canale 5) and Live (Italia 1).
He is currently deputy foreign editor of News Mediaset, leading the night news on Tgcom24.As a photographer for several years he has worked with various humanitarian organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America.