It all began in the early Seventies, in Palermo, Italy, when I was just about 5 or 6 years old. My father, a journalist himself, would take me to Il Giornale di Sicilia, where he worked, and we wouldn't leave until 2 am, when the newspaper was finally rolling 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 "virus" 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. In 2003, after being for 10 years the sport editor for America Oggi, as well as a contributing writer for Il Giornale di Sicilia, the news agency Italpress, and the weekly Economy, 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.
I currently live in New York City where I'm a senior editor at America Oggi, the only Italian daily newspaper published in the United States.
of my works
PUBLISHED ON PANORAMA
Tutte le pupe dei narcos sudamericani
Coca messicana per le 'ndrine
Haiti, resa dei conti per Aristide
Prima ti sposo (per finta) e intanto ti rovino
Grandi elettori, piccoli stati
Lady Liberty si fa più bella
A cena dai Warhol: maiali e iguane
Segni particolari: un jukebox nelle tasche
Paura di brogli nell'urna elettronica
Duello su una montagna di dollari
Folli notti a New York
Le donne, i cavalier, le cause, gli autori
Florence, l'Alcatraz del Terzo millennio
Italiani all'estero, come voteranno
Che cos'è l'eleganza? Amare la vita e il jet set
Manhattan, il Moma è tornato
Protagonisti: Robert Redford. Io, marito in manette
New York Times, New York Crisis
Patricia Cornwell: "Metto le mani nei morti"
Sofia Vergara, la colombiana dello zio Tom
Nella fabbrica di campioni giganti voluta da Mao
Salvate i pornificati
Attento iPod, ti acchiappiamo
IL SOLE D'ITALIA
Intervista esclusiva a Renzo Arbore.
Il più celebre critico d’arte d’Italia nella terra dei Maya e degli Aztechi. Scopriamo perché.
my other passion
I'm also a soccer coach, and I teach soccer because it's in my DNA. I played in Italy, for Palermo's youth as a goalkeeper, for about ten years before moving to the USA. One of my coaches was Zdenek Zeman, former coach of Roma, Lazio, and many other Serie A teams. I owe him so much, and his teachings are always present whenever I write about soccer - and when I coach soccer. Right now I'm coaching for Triboro Kickers, a great soccer academy in New York City.
I'm not a fan of social medias, so I don't use them.
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