Editor-in-Chief, La Repubblica
Mario Calabresi, writer and journalist, was born in Milan in 1970. He was Editor of the La Stampa newspaper from 2009 to 2015 and since 15th January 2016 has held the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Italian daily La Repubblica.
Prior to this, he worked as a parliamentary reporter for the Ansa news agency and the Rome editorial office of La Stampa.
He was also News Editor at La Repubblica and the New York correspondent for the same paper from 2007 to 2008, following the electoral campaign culminating in the election of Barack Obama. In 2011 he presented the RAI 3 television production entitled Hotel Patria.
His published books include Spingendo la notte più in là. Storia della mia famiglia e di altre vittime del terrorismo (Pushing back the night. Stories of my family and other victims of terrorism) (2007) and La fortuna non esiste. Storie di uomini e donne che hanno avuto il coraggio di rialzarsi (Fortune doesn’t exist. Stories of men and women who were brave enough to stand up again) (2009), published by Mondadori.
He has also written A Occhi Aperti (With eyes wide open) (2013) which collects his interviews with ten leading photographers who recount the moments in which history was frozen by a photograph. His most recent book is called Non temete per noi, la nostra vita sarà meravigliosa (Don’t fear for us, our lives will be wonderful) which seeks to address the feeling of hopelessness amongst many of today’s youth.