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Mario Calabresi

Mario Calabresi

Editor-in-Chief, La Stampa, Italy

Mario Calabresi, 44, has been Editor-in-Chief of La Stampa since April 2009. After his studies in history and journalism, he was hired by the ANSA news agency in 1996 as a political reporter. He moved to the daily newspaper La Repubblica, and then La Stampa where in 2001 reported from the United States on the 9/11 attacks. In 2002, he took the position of Managing Editor at La Repubblica. In 2007, he went to the United States where he covered the US presidential campaign as New York correspondent for the same newspaper.

Also in 2007, Calabresi brought out an autobiography “Spingendo la notte più in là” (Pushing past the night), a book about his own family and other victims of terrorism, which explores the events surrounding the death of his father, Luigi, killed in Milan by terrorists in 1972 (translated into French, German and English).

He wrote other two books and all of them have been real best sellers, remaining on the first positions of the Italian sales lists for months. In 2013, he wrote his latest book, A occhi aperti (ed. Contrasto): a collection of his interviews with 10 of the greatest photographers of this century.

Calabresi has also won several awards for journalism.

Read our recent cover story about him here.