Lico has covered news and current affairs for years, from investigations, to reports, to features on major Italian events. For television, she has conducted long-form specials, as well as lead the daily news program Tg2 Italia and Divieto di Sosta, Rai2’s current affairs program with in-studio experts. Before joining Rai, she worked for the weekly L’Espresso and Tg5.
She collaborates with the Fatto Quotidiano blog and teaches regularly at both La Sapienza University in Rome and Lumsa University on journalism-focused topics.
Sharply attentive to labor and social issues, she made her literary debut in 2007 with the novel Shut Up and Write: The Story of Pieffe, Working Journalist With a Short-Term Contract. Her 2009 investigation The Years of Cement: 1999-2009: Massimo Miglio’s War on Bricks as a Sheriff Without a Gun followed, as well as Chocolate and Pistachio: The Story of Scarlett and Life After Rape, which won the 2011 PremioScrittori della Giustizia.
In 2017 The Risk [Il rischio] (Sinnos), her first children’s novel, was dedicated to young victims of the Camorra. In 2019, she published They closed my school! [Mi hanno chiuso la scuola!] (Edizioni Lapis) and her latest novel is Operation Blackmail [Operazione Ricatto] (Giunti, 2023).
Her satirical saga, “I Want An Ay-Pad Like Dad,” was released serially and with illustration In the monthly satirical magazine Buduàr.
She is an active presenter and debate moderator for institutional events, conferences and meetings, and a regular in the corporate sphere. She is often invited to speak on panels on cultural and social issues, with a special focus on children and adolescents, and issues of inclusion and gender.