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Logo TG2.jpg
TG2 intro used until 2009
Starring See Presenters section
Country of origin Italy
Original language(s) Italian
No. of episodes N/A
Running time generally 30 minutes
Original network Rai 2
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original release November 1961 – present
External links
Website [[1]]]

TG2 (TeleGiornale 2) is the brand for the news programmes of Rai 2, the Italian state-owned television channel. The programmes are shown several times throughout the day — domestically on Rai 2, and across Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia and Australasia on Raitalia. It was launched in 1961 as Telegiornale del Secondo Programma before adopting its current name in 1976.

Editor and political leanings[edit]

The editor-in-chief of the programmes is Ida Colucci. The vice director is Carlo Pilieci and originally TG2 was born politically near to the Italian Communist Party (PCI) and the Italian Socialist Party (PSI)).

History and director of TG2[edit]

Name of the head Director Period
of Second Program
Ugo Zatterin 4 November 1961 - 9 September 1975
Alberto Sensini 10 September 1975 - 17 February 1976
Tg2 Andrea Barbato 18 February 1976 - 12 October 1980
Ugo Zatterin 13 October 1980 - 22 August 1986
Antonio Ghirelli 23 August 1986 - 29 December 1989
Alberto La Volpe 30 December 1989 - 19 July 1993
Paolo Garimberti 20 July 1993 - 26 June 1994
Clemente Mimun 27 June 1994 - 5 May 2002
Mauro Mazza 6 May 2002 - 11 June 2009
Mario De Scalzi 12 June 2009 - 22 July 2009 ad interim
Mario Orfeo 23 July 2009 - 31 March 2011
Mario De Scalzi 1 April 2011 - 22 June 2011 ad interim
Marcello Masi 23 June 2011 - 3 August 2016
Ida Colucci From 4 August 2016

Program format[edit]

The program are generally presented by a single newsreader but with additional newsreaders for sports features. Most items are pre-recorded reports and are generally followed by a correspondent reporting live from the scene of the report.

It uses a one-line red scrolling news ticker which features breaking news.

Weekly programme[edit]

Name Description
TG2 Costume e Società Fashion and Styles
TG2 Dossier
TG2 Storie
TG2 Cinematinée Film
TG2 Achab Libri Literature
TG2 Medicina 33 Health
Meteo 2 Weather forecast with data provided by Aeronautica Militare (the Italian Air Force)
TG2 Salute Health
TG2 Mizar
TG2 Sì Viaggiare Travel
TG2 Eat Parade Cooking
TG2 Motori Automobiles

Edition and Presenters[edit]

TG2 Lavori in corso[edit]

From Monday to Friday at 09:35 (55 minutes). This show is edited by Giovanni Alibrandi. Presenters:

  • Marzia Roncacci
  • Adele Ammendola

TG2 Flash[edit]

From Monday to Friday at 10:40 or 10:45 (2–7 minutes). Presenters:

  • Chiara Lico
  • Francesca Romana Elisei
  • Ilaria Capitani
  • Frediana Biasutti

TG2 Giorno[edit]

From Monday to Sunday at 13:00 (about 30 minutes). Presenters:

  • Chiara Lico
  • Francesca Romana Elisei
  • Nadia Zicoschi
  • Piergiorgio Giacovazzo

TG2 Tutto il bello che c'è[edit]

This airs only on Tuesday at 13:30 (10–20 minutes). Presenters:

  • Silvia Vaccarezza

TG2 Costume e Società[edit]

From Monday to Thursday at 13:30 (12 minutes). Presenters:

  • Laura Sansavini

TG2 Medicina 33[edit]

From Monday to Thursday (10–11 minutes). Presenters:

  • Laura Berti

TG2 Flash L.I.S.[edit]

From Monday to Sunday at 17:55 and 18:00 on weekends. Presenters:

  • Adele Ammendola (Conductor)
  • Elisabetta Migliorelli (Conductor)
  • Luca Salerno
  • Maria Civita Di Mario (LIS Interpreter)
  • Fiorella Vallotti (LIS Interpreter)
  • Silvia Del Vecchio (LIS Interpreter)

TG2 ore 20:30[edit]

From Monday to Sunday at 20:30 (about 24–33 minutes). Presenters:

  • Adele Ammendola
  • Maria Concetta Mattei
  • Luca Salerno
  • Maurizio Martinelli
  • Dario Laruffa

TG2 ore 22:40[edit]

From Monday to Sunday at 22:40-00:00am hour (about 12-13 minutes). This airs after 1–2 hours or even the next day. Presenters:

  • Simonetta Guidotti
  • Ilaria Antonini
  • Maria Leitner
  • Sandro Petrone
  • Daniela Orsello

Tg2 Dossier[edit]

This airs only on Saturday at 23:50 (about 56 minutes). Presenters:

TG2 Storie. I racconti della settimana[edit]

This airs only on Sunday at 00:35 (about 47 minutes). The show is cared and edited by Maria Concetta Mattei Presenters:

TG2 Mizar[edit]

This airs only on Sunday at 1:15 (20 minutes). Presenters:

  • Tommaso Ricci

TG 2 Cinematineè[edit]

This airs only on Sunday @ 01:40 (5 minutes). Presenters:

  • Loretta Cavaricci (host)
  • Fabrizio Feliziani (mounting)

TG2 Achab Libri[edit]

This airs only on Sunday @ 01:45 (7 minutes). Presenters:

  • Loretta Cavaricci (host)
  • Enrico Venier (imagery)
  • Barbara Eleuteri (mounting)
  • Antonio Silvestri (mounting)

Tg2 Sì, Viaggiare[edit]

This airs only on Sunday at 01:50 (11 minutes). Presenters:

  • Silvia Vaccarezza (host)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  •, official website (in Italian language)