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Famous Journalists from Italy

Updated October 13, 2018 7.4k views199 items

List of notable or famous journalists from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Italy and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Italy is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Benito Mussolini to Pier Paolo Pasolini.

This historic journalists from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Italy?" These prominent journalists of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian journalists.

Use this list of renowned Italian journalists to discover some new journalists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    BirthplaceNaples, Italy

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Giuliana Rancic (; née DePandi; born August 17, 1974) is an Italian-American entertainment reporter and television personality. She is a co-anchor of E! News....  more

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    Dec. at 61 (1883-1945)

    BirthplacePredappio, Italy

    NationalityKingdom of Italy, Italian Social Republic

    Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (, also US: , Italian: [beˈniːto mussoˈliːni]; 29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Italy from the fascists' takeover of state power in...  more

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  • 3
    Dec. at 53 (1922-1975)

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    NationalityKingdom of Italy, Italy

    Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian: [ˌpjɛr ˈpaːolo pazoˈliːni]; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual, who also distinguished himself as an actor,...  more

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  • 4
    Dec. at 77 (1929-2006)

    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Oriana Fallaci (Italian: [oˈrjaːna falˈlaːtʃi]; 29 June 1929 – 15 September 2006) was an Italian journalist, author, and political interviewer. A partisan during World War II, she had a long and...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceWestbury, New York, United States of America

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Neil Patrick Cavuto (born September 22, 1958) is an American television news anchor, commentator, and business journalist for Fox News. He hosts three television programs: Your World with Neil Cavuto...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Salvatore Anthony Nicholas Paolantonio (born June 13, 1956 in Long Island, New York) is a Philadelphia-based bureau reporter for ESPN. . Since joining ESPN in 1995, Paolantonio has become a staple...  more
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    Dec. at 82 (1907-1990)

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityKingdom of Italy, Italy

    Alberto Moravia (US: moh-RAH-vee-ə, -⁠RAY-, Italian: [alˈbɛrto moˈraːvja]; born Alberto Pincherle [ˈpiŋkerle]; November 28, 1907 – September 26, 1990) was an Italian novelist and journalist. His...  more
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    Dec. at 61 (1923-1985)

    BirthplaceHurricane belt, La Habana Province, Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba

    NationalityItaly

    Italo Calvino (, also US: , Italian: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno]; 15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our...  more
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    BirthplaceEurope, Apulia, Eurasia, Italy, Province of Bari

    NationalityItaly

    Nicola "Nichi" Vendola (Italian pronunciation: [ˈniːki ˈvɛndola]; born 26 August 1958) is an Italian left-wing politician and LGBT activist who was a Member of the Chamber of Deputies from Apulia...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceHighland Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Michael D. Barone (born September 19, 1944) is an American conservative political analyst, historian, pundit and journalist. He is known for being the principal author of The Almanac of American...  more
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    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island, United States of America

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Sylvia Poggioli ( or Italian pronunciation: [podˈd͡ʒoːli]; born 19 May 1946) is an American radio reporter for National Public Radio. She is the network's senior European correspondent....  more
  • 12
    Dec. at 75 (1881-1956)

    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Giovanni Papini (January 9, 1881 – ibid. July 8, 1956) was an Italian journalist, essayist, literary critic, poet, philosopher and writer....  more
  • 13
    Dec. at 77 (1832-1909)

    BirthplaceVenice, Scorzè, Italy

    NationalityItaly, United Kingdom

    Felice Beato (1832 – 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian–British photographer. He was one of the first people to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war...  more
  • 14
    Dec. at 89 (1885-1974)

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Aldo Palazzeschi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈaldo palatˈtseski]; 2 February 1885 – 17 August 1974) was the pen name of Aldo Giurlani, an Italian novelist, poet, journalist and essayist....  more
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    Dec. at 94 (1919-2013)

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Giulio Andreotti (US: AHN-dray-OT-ee, Italian: [ˈdʒuːljo andreˈɔtti]; 14 January 1919 – 6 May 2013) was an Italian politician and statesman who served as the 41st Prime Minister of Italy...  more
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    Lauren Elizabeth Terrazzano (March 28, 1968 - May 15, 2007) was an American journalist best known for her "Life, With Cancer" Newsday column and other writings about her illness with cancer....  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Giuliano Ferrara (born in Rome on January 7, 1952) is an Italian politician, journalist, founding editor of Il Foglio, and TV presenter....  more
  • 18
    Dec. at 62 (1910-1972)

    BirthplacePescara, Italy

    NationalityKingdom of Italy, Italy

    Ennio Flaiano (5 March 1910 – 20 November 1972) was an Italian screenwriter, playwright, novelist, journalist, and drama critic. Best known for his work with Federico Fellini, Flaiano co-wrote ten...  more
  • 19
    Dec. at 74 (1863-1938)

    BirthplacePescara, Italy

    NationalityKingdom of Italy

    General Gabriele D'Annunzio, Prince of Montenevoso, Duke of Gallese (UK: , US: , Italian: [ɡabriˈɛːle danˈnuntsjo]; 12 March 1863 – 1 March 1938), sometimes spelled d'Annunzio, was an Italian poet,...  more
  • 20
    Dec. at 67 (1934-2002)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (September 14, 1934 – April 24, 2002) was an American journalist, essayist and memoirist. She is best known for her autobiographical work, particularly her account of...  more
  • 21
    Dec. at 94 (1909-2004)

    BirthplaceTurin, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Norberto Bobbio (Italian: [norˈbɛrto ˈbɔbbjo]; 18 October 1909 – 9 January 2004) was an Italian philosopher of law and political sciences and a historian of political thought. He also wrote regularly...  more
  • 22
    Dec. at 68 (1943-2012)

    BirthplacePisa, Italy

    NationalityItaly, Portugal

    Antonio Tabucchi (Italian: [anˈtɔːnjo taˈbukki]; 24 September 1943 – 25 March 2012) was an Italian writer and academic who taught Portuguese language and literature at the University of Siena,...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, Bensonhurst, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alfred Joseph Benza is an American gossip columnist and television host....  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceNairobi, Kenya

    NationalityItaly

    Cristina Patricia Odone (born 11 November 1960) is an Italian-British journalist, editor, and writer. She is the Founder and CEO of the National Parenting Organisation. Odone is formerly the Editor...  more
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    Dec. at 63 (1826-1890)

    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    NationalityKingdom of Italy, Italy

    Carlo Lorenzini (24 November 1826 – 26 October 1890), better known by the pen name Carlo Collodi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo kolˈlɔːdi]), was an Italian author, humorist, and journalist, widely...  more