Monica Maggioni

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Born20 May 1964
Alma materUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Member ofEuropean Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission
Italian influential journalist. Trilateral Commission

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.[1]


Maggioni graduated in Modern Foreign Languages ​​and Literature at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore with a thesis in French literature.


From 1989 to 1990 Maggioni worked for the newspaper Il Giorno. Her television career began in 1994 when he was hired by Euronews, a pro-EU all-news satellite television channel.

In 1996 she joined the state TV-channel Rai. In 1997 she moved to the news section TG1 and then to the foreign news section.

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'clock 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, 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.


She has been member of the Italian-American Foundation since 2008, and from 2018, she became president in the Italian part of the Trilateral Commission.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/201429 May 20141 June 2014Denmark
Marriott Hotel
The 62nd Bilderberg, with 136 guests, held in Copenhagen
WEF/Annual Meeting/201620 January 201623 January 2016World Economic Forum
Attended by over 2500 people, both leaders and followers, who were explained how the Fourth Industrial Revolution would changed everything, including being a "revolution of values".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201717 January 201720 January 2017World Economic Forum
2951 known participants