Alicia Malone is a film reporter, film critic, TV host, writer and all around movie geek. 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, Access Hollywood, E!, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, MTV, Hollywood Today Live, MSNBC, HLN, KCBS, KTLA, AMC Theaters and more. Currently she is a host on FilmStruck, a cinephile subscription service run by Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection, and she is also the creator and host of Fandango’s Indie Movie Guide.

Alicia is passionate about classic films, independent 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. Because of her passion for supporting women, she was also named one of the 100 #WorthyWomen of 2016. Her first book, Backwards and in Heels, about the past, present and future for women in Hollywood will be out in all major bookstores from August 2017.

Alicia has traveled the world to cover the BAFTAs, the Oscars, the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and Comic-Con; is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and has interviewed nearly every movie star you could name, hugging many, including Oprah. Hey, she’s only human.

She also wrote this bio, but knew it would sound way less egotistical if written in third person.