|Died||August 13, 2019 (aged 40)|
|Alma mater||University of Florence|
|Known for||Le Iene|
Nadia Toffa (June 10, 1979 – August 13, 2019) was an Italian journalist and television presenter for satirical current affairs programme Le Iene who gained attention in 2017 for a series of stories about the environmental impacts of alleged nuclear testing at the Gran Sasso Laboratory.
After graduating in Literature at the University of Florence, Toffa made her first television appearance at the age of 23 on the Emilia-Romagna local channel Telesanterno, while from 2005 to 2009 she worked for Retebrescia, a local channel of her hometown Brescia.
In 2009, at the age of 30, Toffa became a reporter for the television programme Le Iene, recording numerous reports. Among the most famous are those on alleged scams carried out by pharmacies against the national health service, on the proliferation of slot machine rooms, on illegal waste disposal in Campania at the hands of the Camorra, on the growing rate of tumours in the "triangle of death" between Naples and Caserta and on the "land of poisons" in Crotone.
Illness and death
On December 2, 2017, Toffa suffered a collapse during a report in Trieste, and this led to her temporary departure from working life. On February 11, 2018, Toffa revealed that her collapse was caused by a tumour she was fighting against.
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