Maurizio Molinari has been Editor-in-Chief of the Italian daily la Repubblica and Editor of the Gedi Editorial Group since April 23, 2020.
From 2016 to 2020 he was Editor-in-Chief of the daily newspaper La Stampa, where he had worked since 1997 serving as a diplomatic correspondent from Brussels, New York, and Jerusalem-Ramallah.
He covered the conflicts in the Balkans, the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. He has interviewed the following leaders, among others: US Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, US Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice, Henry Kissinger, and Madeleine Albright, UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan and Ban Ki Moon, New York mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudolph Giuliani, Colonel Qaddafi, Israeli leaders Netanyahu, Peres and Rivlin, Palestinian leaders Yasser Arafat and Abu Mazen, the Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, Pkk commander Abdullah Ocalan, the Kurdistan President Massoud Barazani, and the banker David Rockefeller.
A journalist since 1989, he began his career at La Voce Repubblicana, dealing with foreign and security policy.
He has published 18 books among which: Perché è successo qui. Viaggio all’origine del populismo italiano che scuote l’Europa (2018); Duello nel ghetto (2017); Jihad (2016); Il Califfato del Terrore (2015). His latest book is Assedio all’Occidente (La Nave di Teseo, 2019).
Born in Rome in 1964, Maurizio Molinari studied at Manchester College, Oxford University, and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before earning his degrees in foreign policy and history at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.