Riccardo Iacona

Reporter, author and television host: he is considered one of the most authoritative voices in Italian investigative journalism.

Born in Rome, he graduated in performing arts at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of Bologna University and started working as assistant director. At the end of the 1980s he started working for national television at Rai 3. He collaborated for several years with Michele Santoro for important TV shows as Samarcanda, Il Rosso e il Nero, Temporale.

He is the author and director of reports investigating Italy in its multi-faceted sides, using a clear-cut and sincere approach. He won the Ilaria Alpi award for 5 times. Since 2009 he has been the author and host of “Presadiretta”, the investigative journalism program which for six years now has been broadcast on Sunday evening on Rai 3. Over the past few years, he has contributed to the nationwide debate on violence against women and femicide, more specifically dealing with a universe which is as large as it is impenetrable, namely prostitution and its “consumers”. His latest books are Palazzo D’Ingiustizia (Marsilio) and Mai più eroi in corsia (Piemme).

As a journalist, he is called upon to discuss the numerous topics tackled in his reports: from environmental issues to sustainable economy, from the institutional and economic reforms on the Italian political agenda to the new social scenarios created by migration flows. A skillful narrator because of his ability to analyze and provide detailed accounts.

For information and contacts: contact-iacona@elastica.eu