Gianluigi Paragone

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Gianluigi Paragone
Gianluigi Paragone datisenato 2018.jpg
Member of the Senate
Assumed office
23 March 2018
ConstituencyLombardia 03
Personal details
Born (1971-08-07) 7 August 1971 (age 48)
Varese, Lombardy, Italy
Political partyFive Star Movement (until 2020)
ProfessionPolitician, journalist

Gianluigi Paragone (born 7 August 1971 in Varese) is an Italian politician and journalist.


After working as a journalist for a local newspaper and a local television network, Paragone became editor of La Padania, the official newspaper of the Northern League.[1] Subsequently he worked for the newspaper Libero, of which he was deputy director and (for a short period) deputy director to replace Vittorio Feltri.

In 2009 he presented the political talk show Malpensa Italia, aired in late evening on Rai 2.[2] On 5 August 2009 he was appointed deputy director of Rai 1, thus abandoning the management of Libero. On 24 September 2009, Paragone left the Rai 1 vice-direction to become vice-director of Rai 2.[3]

From 15 January 2010 he led the political talk show L'ultima parola on Rai 2. In 2013 he resigned as deputy director of Rai 2 e left the RAI. Subsequently he switched to La 7, where he has led the talk shows La gabbia (2013–2017) and In onda (2015).

From 7 April 2014 to 3 February 2017, together with Mara Maionchi and Ylenia Baccaro, he led Benvenuti nella giungla on Radio 105.

In 2018 he has been elected Senator among the ranks of the Five Star Movement and on 1 January 2020 was officially excluded from this party, but continued his membership in the Senate as independent.