Born on 25 June 1967 in Sorengo, Lugano (Switzerland), Alfredo Macchi has lived for a long time in Milan and since 2006 has settled in Rome.
After the Liceo Classico G. Parini, he attended the sixth two-year course of the IFG, the Institute for Training in Journalism in Milan. In 1990 the exam as a professional journalist and the departure for New York where he worked as a free lance for various Italian newspapers. He graduated in Political Science from the State University of Milan with a thesis in sociology entitled “The digital revolution and television journalism”. He has collaborated with various newspapers (Corriere della Sera, L’Espresso and Radio Popolare). In 1991 in Rome he worked on Rai Uno for the program “Il supplement di Rai Uno” directed by Gaspare Barbiellini Amidei. In July 1992 he landed on Mediaset, first on Tg4 and then on News Mediaset As a correspondent he has followed some of the most important events of recent years. During the Kosovo conflict (1999) for over a month from Kukes (Albania) he told about the refugee emergency. Several times in Israel and the West Bank, he has been to the Gaza Strip. After 9/11 he is in New York for the Twin Towers drama. Then in November 2001, from Pakistan he enters Afghanistan: the first journalist of an Italian television to arrive in Kabul after the fall of the Taliban. He stayed there for two months and then returned several times over the past ten years. In 2004 the Tsunami catastrophe follows from Tamil Nadu (India). In summer 2006 he is in war-torn southern Lebanon. It is then in Iraq in Nassyria, and in the Italian bases of Afghanistan: Farah, Herat, Balabaluk. In 2010 in Haiti for the earthquake. In 2011 he follows the uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya where he returns several times. In 2013 the resignation of Benedict XVI, the conclave and the election of Pope Francis.
He has produced several specials for Mediaset networks: “Beyond faith” (August 2004) on Lourdes, “The disputed land” (November 2004) in the Gaza Strip, “the Angels of Tamil” (January 2005) in South India devastated by the Tsunami on Rete4. Many reports for the in-depth weekly “Passwor * d” (Rete4), Terra! (Canale5) and Live (Italia Uno).
He is currently deputy foreign editor of News Mediaset, he conducts the news of the night and the insights of Tgcom24 As a photographer for some years he has collaborated with various humanitarian organizations for which he has made images in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America.