Virginia Padovese is a Contributing Analyst for NewsGuard. She was born in Italy and earned a master degree in Journalism and Communications at University of Trieste in 2004.
After working in Milan as an intern at the press office of Mondadori Electa publishing house, Padovese moved to Australia where she worked for 10 years as a radio reporter, broadcaster, and digital producer for Special Broadcasting Service, a multicultural and multilingual television, online, and radio network. Her coverage focused on Italy and Italian media. She continues to contribute to SBS.