Maria Latella

TV anchorwoman and interviewer, op-ed journalist and radio presenter

Maria Latella is a TV anchorwoman and interviewer, op-ed journalist and radio presenter. For over a decade she was political correspondent for Il Corriere della Sera in Rome and has been closely following politics and economics, Italian and International, for many years. This profound knowledge of the political environment lead to her being given a visiting Fellowship in European Politics at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics under the direction of David Axelrod.

Every week she is on Sky TV with “The Interview” voted Italy’s best political show, while on talk radio, Radio 24, her hour-long program dedicated to women and work, ‘Nessuna è Perfetta’ is a must-hear for women in or starting in business.

For the past 2 years she has been on Radio 24’s flagship breakfast show, 24 Mattina, interviewing major figures in politics, economics and society and often influencing policy.

She is a columnist for the Rome daily “Il Messaggero” is much followed on Twitter.

She has written several books, the last of which is “The Power of Women” published by Feltrinelli. For Rizzoli she has previously written “Tendenza Veronica”, the first and only biography of Veronica
Berlusconi and “Come si conquista un paese” (How you conquer a country) on Silvio Berlusconi’s rise to power.

In 2005, she became editor-in-chief of the leading weekly magazine “A” published by the group Rizzoli- Corriere della Sera.
Maria Latella has received many professional and academic awards, and is a Dame of the Italian Republic nominated by President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

Maria Latella lives between Paris and Rome, is married and has a daughter.