Giancarlo Magalli

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Giancarlo Magalli
Giancarlo Magalli Rai TV.jpg
Born (1947-07-05) 5 July 1947 (age 71)

Giancarlo Magalli (born 5 July 1947) is an Italian television writer and presenter.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Rome, Magalli studied at the Istituto Massimiliano Massimo, having Mario Draghi and Luca Cordero di Montezemolo as classmates.[1]

He started his artistic career as an entertainer in the first Italian tourist village at the end of the 1960s.[1] In the seventies he became collaborator of Pippo Franco, writing his monologues.[1][2] He was contracted as a television writer by RAI in 1977.[1]

In 1985, Magalli debuted as a television presenter with the Rai Uno TV-quiz Pronto chi gioca?.[1][2] He later hosted several successful TV-programs, including Fantastico, I fatti vostri and Domenica in.[1][2]

For seven years Magalli has done volunteer work with the municipal police of Rome, of which he is honorary agent, going on patrol two nights a week, receiving the degree of sergeant, then to lieutenant and captain.[1] He is also an honorary carabiniere.[1]

In April 2007, Magalli was appointed Commendatore of the Italian Republic.[1] In January 2015, he ranked first in an Il Fatto Quotidiano poll resulting the preferred candidate to be the successor of Giorgio Napolitano as President of the Italian Republic.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Giorgio Dell’Arti, Massimo Parrini. Catalogo dei viventi. Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 978-88-317-9599-9.
  2. ^ a b c Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni, Enciclopedia della Televisione, Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003. ISBN 881150466X.
  3. ^ Massimiliano Lenzi (25 January 2015). "Magalli e l'endorsement del "Il Fatto"". Il Tempo. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  4. ^ Alessandro Martorana (23 January 2015). "Tutti pazzi per Magalli: perché il web vuole mister "Affari Vostri" al Quirinale?". International Business Times. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  5. ^ Alessandra Menzani (23 January 2015). "Giancarlo Magalli: "Ho vinto alle Quirinarie, ma il Fatto si vergogna e vuole che mi ritiri"". Libero. Retrieved 25 January 2015.

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