Vito Taormina

Journalist, Writer, Editor

Articles,

Interviews

&

Reportages

World/
Reportage
from Haiti
Art & Entertainment/
Interview with
Robert Redford
Sports/Yao Ming
Inside the "factory"
of the champions
Fashion/
Interview with
Diane von Furstenberg
Books/
Interview with
Patricia Cornwell

Bio

It all began in the early Seventies, in Palermo, Italy, when I was just  about 5 or 6 years old. My father Salvatore, who was a journalist, would often take me to his workplace, Il Giornale di Sicilia, and we'd stay there until 2 am, waiting for the newspaper to roll out of the printing press.

 

The excitement to know the news before everybody else in town, the deafening sound of the printing works, the smell of the liquified lead flowing through the linotype machines, they all contributed to get that passion inside me early in life.

 

I knew I was going to be a journalist.
 

Fast forwarding to New York City, where I moved in 1985 when I was a 20-year old, I worked as a reporter and editor for the Italian daily newspaper Il Progresso. I was also a contributing writer from New York for Il Giornale di Sicilia and the news agency Italpress. Then, in 1996, I became the sport editor for America Oggi, the daily Italian newspaper in New York City.

I kept writing for other Italian news outlets, too, such as the weekly Economy, and later I became a senior writer and editor for Panorama, the most sold weekly magazine in Italy.


In 2006, I founded Il Sole d'Italia, a bilingual Italian and Spanish magazine printed in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. In 2010 I was awarded the "Premio Italia-Mexico".


I currently work for the daily Italian newspaper America Oggi. I'm in charge of the front page.

 
 
 
 

Soccer,
my other passion

I'm also a US certified soccer coach because "il calcio" is in my DNA. Before moving to the US and becoming a journalist, I played for many years in Italy for Palermo's youth. My coach was Zdenek Zeman, who then became the iconic manager of Roma, Lazio, and many other Serie A teams. I owe Mister Zeman so much, and his teachings are always present whenever I write about soccer - and when I coach soccer.

I also like to keep in shape with powerlifting and martial arts. As the ancient Romans said... Mens sana in corpore sano!