Journalist, Advocate & Author
Antoinette Lattouf is a media personality, diversity advocate, author, mum of two girls and terrible at reverse parking.
The multi-award winning journalist is the co-founder of Media Diversity Australia — a not for profit organisation working towards increasing cultural and linguistic diversity in the media.
In 2019, Antoinette was named among AFR’s 100 Women of Influence. In 2021 she was awarded a Women’s Agenda Leadership Award. In peer selected awards at her year 10 high school formal, Antoinette was awarded Most Likely To Die A Virgin.
She’s worked in television, online and radio at Network 10. SBS, ABC and triple j. She’s been a guest panelist on ABC’s Q&A, SBS Insight, Sky News, Network 10’s Studio10 & The Feed.
Antoinette is also an Ambassador for parent’s mental health organisation Gidget Foundation after experiencing debilitating post natal depression and anxiety with her second child. She now quite likes both of her children.
A lump on her neck made headlines around the globe, after a television viewer encouraged her to go and see a doctor. It turned out to be a thyroid cyst requiring prompt surgery, and Antoinette is now an ambassador for the Australian Thyroid Foundation and no longer looks like she has an Adam’s Apple.
Antoinette has been Master of Ceremonies at a range of events around the country including the Queensland government’s multicultural awards, National Wage Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) and Gidget Foundation launches. She has spoken at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, International Women’s Day University of Sydney Business School, Women in Media, and Special Olympics Australia fundraisers.
Antoinette’s first book ‘How to Lose Friends and Influence White People’ will be published by Penguin Random House in early 2022.