Vittorio Zucconi

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Vittorio Zucconi - International Journalism Festival 2012

Vittorio Zucconi (Italian pronunciation: [vitˈtɔːrjo dzukˈkoːni], born 16 August 1944) is an Italian journalist and author. He also has U.S. citizenship.[1]

Early years and education[edit]

Born in Bastiglia, Province of Modena, Italy, Zucconi received a degree in literature and philosophy from the University of Milan.


Zucconi is currently director of the online edition of the Italian newspaper "La Repubblica",[2] and he serves as the US correspondent for the same newspaper. He has previously been a reporter for the Italian daily newspaper "Corriere della Sera" from Moscow, and for "La Stampa" from Brussels and Tokyo.[3] Zucconi is also known for several appearances on TV shows as an editorialist. Since summer 2007, he has been teaching graduate classes on Italian history and journalism at Middlebury College in Vermont.[4] He received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2015.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Il Giappone tra noi (1986)
  • Si fa presto a dire America (1988)
  • Parola di giornalista (1990)
  • Si fa presto a dire Russia (1992)
  • Stranieri come noi (1993)
  • Gli spiriti non dimenticano: il mistero di Cavallo Pazzo e la tragedia dei Sioux (1996)
  • Storie dell'altro mondo: la faccia nascosta dell'America (1997)
  • Il calcio in testa (2003)
  • George. Vita e miracoli di un uomo fortunato (2004)

Personal life[edit]

Zucconi is married and has two children. He lives in Washington D.C..



  1. ^ (in Italian) Vittorio Zucconi - Biography
  2. ^ "'The Power of Nightmares': Underwear vs. Reason". Baltimore Chronicle. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  3. ^ "World watches in disbelief". The Independent. 8 October 1995. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  4. ^ Middlebury College website