Alicia Malone is an author, film reporter, TV host and all-around movie geek. She is a new host on Turner Classic Movies, and also hosts original content on FilmStruck, the cinephile streaming service run by TCM and the Criterion Collection.
She first gained notice hosting movie-centric shows and reviewing films on all of the major network TV channels in her native Australia, before making the big leap to L.A. in 2011. Since then, Alicia has appeared as a film expert on CNN, The Today Show, MSNBC, Access Hollywood, E!, Entertainment Tonight and more, and she has worked for several years as a correspondent for Fandango, specializing in independent cinema.
Alicia is passionate about classic films, arthouse movies and supporting women in film. In September 2015, she gave a TEDx talk on the lack of women in movies and why that needs to change, and returned to the TED stage in 2017 to speak about the forgotten women of early cinema. Her first book, Backwards and in Heels, about the history of women in Hollywood, was released in August 2017. She is currently working on her follow up, a guide to movies made by women, out in late 2018.
Alicia has traveled the world to cover the BAFTAs, the Oscars, the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and served on the juries of the Overlook Film Festival and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. She is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the LA Online Film Critics Society and has interviewed nearly every movie star you could name, hugging many, including Oprah.
She also wrote this bio, but knew it would sound way less egotistical if written in third person.