Allison Langdon is a journalist and author. She joined 60 Minutes in 2011. Among her achievements so far are stories she has filed from Somalia in the midst of a brutal civil war, venturing into the raging heart of one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes on earth and coming face to face with leopard seals in the freezing waters of Antarctica, to highlight the impact of climate change.
Ally moved to Nine’s flagship current affairs program after nine years in the Sydney newsroom, where she frequently travelled the globe to cover major stories. She has also presented the Evening News and the Today Show, co-anchoring the network’s coverage of the Queensland flood disaster and reporting for the telethon that raised more than $10 million for the victims. In 2010, while in South Africa for the FIFA World Cup Langdon was the only Australian journalist to make it into Cameroon to cover the plane crash that killed six Australian mining executives. At home, she played a key role in Nine’s award-winning coverage of the Australian federal election and has hosted prime-time documentaries. Other major news events Langdon has covered for Nine include the drug wars in the Mexican town of Juarez, the bombing of the Australian embassy in Jakarta, and the return to Balibo in East Timor with the families of the five Australian newsmen killed during the Indonesian invasion in 1975.
Ally wrote the book ‘The Child Who Never Was –The Tegan Lane Story’ (released in 2007) after covering the inquest into the disappearance of the baby born to former water polo champion, Keli Lane. In December 2010, Lane was convicted of the baby’s murder.
She lives in Sydney with her husband Michael and son Mack.