Italian Female Journalists

Throughout history, there have been many Italian women journalists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Italian female journalists such as Michelle Beadle, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Giuliana Rancic, Gina Lollobrigida, Rula Jebreal.

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 1 Gina Lollobrigida

Gina Lollobrigida
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Famous As: Actress, Photojournalist
Birthdate: July 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy

Gina Lollobrigida is an Italian actress and photojournalist counted amongst the highest-profile European actresses of the 1950s and 1960s. Considered a  sex symbol in her youth, she had a successful career both in the film and TV industries. She later built a second career as a photojournalist. She is a recipient of the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award.  

 2 Laura Kuenssberg

Laura Kuenssberg
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Italy

Laura Kuenssberg is a journalist. In 2015, she succeeded Nick Robinson to become the first woman to take up the position of a political editor at BBC News. Over the years, she has played an influential role in BBC, having previously worked as the broadcaster's chief political correspondent. In 2019, she was mentioned in Evening Standard's most influential Londoners list.

 3 Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Giuliana Rancic is an Italian-American television personality and entertainment reporter. Over the years, she has co-hosted several important events like the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Also known for her good looks, Rancic was named in the 100 Most Beautiful people list by People magazine in 2006. In 2014, she won the Daytime Emmy Award under the Fan Favorite category.

 4 Beatrice Borromeo

Beatrice Borromeo
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Innichen, South Tyrol, Italy

Beatrice Borromeo is an Italian fashion model and journalist. She has worked for major publications like Newsweek. She has also walked for luxury fashion brands like Trussardi, Valentino, and Chanel. In 2021, Beatrice Borromeo was made the ambassador for Dior.

 5 Franca Sozzani

Franca Sozzani
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Famous As: Magazine editor, Journalist
Birthdate: January 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy
Died: December 22, 2016

Franca Sozzani was an Italian journalist best remembered for serving as Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief from 1988 to 2016. Sozzani is also remembered for her charity work; she contributed to several charitable organizations and was chosen as a global ambassador for the World Food Programme of the United Nations in 2016. The same year, Franca Sozzani won the Swarovski Fashion Award.

 6 Federica Masolin

Federica Masolin
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Federica Masolin is an Italian television presenter and sports journalist. She currently works for Sky Sport where she is the main presenter of the network's coverage of Formula One racing. Masolin has also covered other important sporting events like the 2011 Copa América, Games of the XXX Olympiad, and the 2014 Winter Olympics.

 7 Margherita Sarfatti

Margherita Sarfatti
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 8, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: October 30, 1961

Margherita Sarfatti was an Italian journalist, socialite, art critic, and collector. A patron of several Italian painters, Sarfatti played a major role in the cultural shaping of the art movements in Italy. An important member of the National Fascist Party, Margherita Sarfatti was one of Benito Mussolini's mistresses as well as his biographer.

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 8 Oriana Fallaci

Oriana Fallaci
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: September 15, 2006

Oriana Fallaci was an Italian author, journalist, and political interviewer. She achieved international recognition during the '60s, '70s, and '80s for her long and revealing interviews with several world leaders, including Indira Gandhi, Yasser Arafat, Willy Brandt, and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu. Fallaci had a successful journalistic career and won important awards like the Bancarella Prize and the St. Vincent Prize.

 9 Anna Dello Russo

Anna Dello Russo
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Famous As: Fashion journalist, editor and author known globally in the fashion industry for her eccentric Street fashion
Birthdate: April 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bari, Italy

Anna Dello Russo is an Italian author, fashion journalist, and editor. She is best known for her unconventional Street fashion. Since 2006, Dello Russo has been serving as editor-at-large and a creative consultant for Vogue Japan. An icon in the fashion industry, Anna Dello Russo has used her popularity to establish herself as an internet personality.  

 10 Renata Adler

Renata Adler
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Renata Adler is an author, journalist, and film critic who has been a staff writer-reporter for The New Yorker. She studied comparative literature at Harvard University and later received a J.D. from Yale Law School. Despite not being much knowledgeable about films, she became a film critic for The New York Times. She has also written many books. 

 11 Laura Boldrini

Laura Boldrini
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Macerata, Italy

Laura Boldrini is an Italian politician who served as the president of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy from 2013 to 2018. She studied law at the Sapienza University of Rome and worked at the World Food Programme (WFP) as the Italian spokesperson. She has been part of  numerous missions to crisis spots, including Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan. 

 12 Cristina Odone

Cristina Odone
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Famous As: Journalist, Editor
Birthdate: November 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Italian-British journalist Cristina Odone has spent a major part of her career writing about topics such as parenting and family. A regular columnist at The Observer and The Daily Telegraph, she has also worked with The New Statesman and The Catholic Herald, and has established the charity Parenting Circle.

 13 Carla Sozzani

Carla Sozzani
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Famous As: Gallerist
Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy

Carla Sozzani is an Italian magazine and book editor, businesswoman, and gallerist. She is credited with creating the 10 Corso Como art establishment in Milan and founding Galleria Carla Sozzani. For many years, she also served as Italian Vogue's editor-in-chief, contributing immensely to the success of the magazine in Italy.

 14 Lilli Gruber

Lilli Gruber
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy

 15 Guia Soncini

Guia Soncini
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

 16 Antonella Clerici

Antonella Clerici
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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: December 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Legnano, Italy

 17 Fiammetta La Guidara

Fiammetta La Guidara
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: February 23, 2021

 18 Loretta Napoleoni

Loretta Napoleoni
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Famous As: Journalist who reports on the financing of terrorism, and connected finance and security related topics
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 19 Anna Piaggi

Anna Piaggi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 7, 2012

 20 Silvia Toffanin

Silvia Toffanin
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: October 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bassano del Grappa, Italy

 21 Elvira Banotti

Elvira Banotti
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Famous As: Founder of the Rivolta Femminile group in the early 1970s
Birthdate: July 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea
Died: March 2, 2014

 22 Matilde Serao

Matilde Serao
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 7, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Patras, Greece
Died: July 25, 1927

 23 Marina Colasanti

Marina Colasanti
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Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: September 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea

 24 Rosa Giannetta

Rosa Giannetta
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: April 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trevico, Italy
Died: January 3, 2021