| Monica Maggioni |
|Born||20 May 1964|
|Alma mater||Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore|
Monica Maggioni is an Italian journalist. She has been member of the Italian-American Foundation since 2008, and from 2018, she became president in the Italian section of the Trilateral Commission.
Maggioni graduated in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore with a thesis in French literature.
In 2000 she was sent to Israel to document the dramatic phases of the second Intifada, and then to the United States to follow the presidential elections which saw the victory of the Republican candidate George W. Bush. In 2001, after 11 September, she was sent first to the Middle East and then to the United States to follow the different stages of preparation for the war.
In 2003, among the Italian journalists present in Iraq during the second Gulf war, she was the only embedded journalist, that is admitted among the ranks of the American military to tell the war from their point of view. On several occasions, she returned to Iraq to follow the developments of the conflict.
From February 2007, she was one of the new female faces among the presenters of the (prestigious) Tg1 main 8 o'çlock TV-news. She was then sent to USA to follow the 2008 US Presidential election that led to the election of Barack Obama.
On 9 January 2013, the board of the state TV appointed her director of [[Rainews24]. Since the end of 2013 she has been entrusted with the management of the online information portal Rainews.it, together with all the newly established Rai News structure. She then attended the 2014 Bilderberg Conference.
President of Rai 2015-2018
On 5 August 2015, she was appointed president of Rai, with unanimous approval by the board of directors.
As president Rai and vice president of the European Broadcasting Union she continues to pay attention to the issue of information management. On 31 January 2017 she announced that the Italian Public Service TV and Radio, together with other European broadcasters, is considering starting a fact checking initiative against false news.
She officially left office as president on September 26th, 2018. Her successor is Marcello Foa.
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/2014||29 May 2014||1 June 2014||Denmark|