She worked as a journalist at BBC Northern Ireland for more than 30 years, half of that time as head of its award-winning BBC Newsline programme delivering live news and special programmes. During those years and also at the morning daily newspaper The Irish News, Angelina reported on, produced and led teams which covered Northern Ireland's Troubles as well as its transition to a more peaceful society.
In 2010 she had a secondment to lead the Editorial Leadership Foundation Programme at the BBC’s College of Journalism in London.
In 2012 Angelina was awarded an Ochberg Fellowship by the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University in New York, and was appointed a Senior Fellow in 2014. Its programmes allow senior journalists to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, while improving the quality of reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. She has been awarded a grant by the International Women's Media Foundation to organise a restorative retreat for frontline conflict journalists from Europe and the Middle East at Corrymeela, in Northern Ireland. Angelina has been a visiting professional to journalism schools in the USA, Ukraine and UK and has worked with radio journalists and production teams in post- and current conflict-societies such as Georgians, Ukraine and Syria.
In 2014 she was appointed to the Board of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
Angelina is married with three grown-up sons and lives in Belfast. Over the years she has been a member of a local church choir and various church and school associations.