Josephine Cafagna

Broadcaster, Walkey Winner, Communications Expert.


Josephine Cafagna is one of Australia’s most accomplished and decorated broadcast journalists, having anchored ABC-TV’s Stateline, presented The Morning Show on 3AW, hosted Insight forums on SBS and conducted political debates during election campaigns. She has reported from Italy, Greece and East Timor, as well as Sydney and Melbourne.

After a successful career in journalism, during which she received a Walkley award, was runner-up for a second Walkley award and was the winner of six Quill awards for her investigative stories, Josephine was recruited to the Victorian Premier’s Office, where she was Communications Director and then Executive Director. In these roles she established the Premier’s social media profile, and advised the Premier and his cabinet ministers on political and parliamentary strategy and tactics, public speaking and performance.

As a skilled communicator with an insight into the inner workings of contemporary politics, Josephine is now in demand as a speaker, MC, forum leader, conference facilitator and communications adviser.

Josephine lives in Melbourne with her husband Paul, who is senior editor and a political journalist at The Age, and their son Gianni.