«Class of 2009

Federica Bianchi

editor and reporter, L'Espresso, Rome, Italy

Bianchi was born in Florence, Italy and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Università Bocconi in Milan and her master’s degree from Columbia University in New York. She began her career in journalism in 2000 as a business reporter for The Deal in New York, a financial daily. In 2001, she moved back to Italy to be an anchor at Class CNBC. A year later, Bianchi started hosting the channel’s morning show and became a business reporter for Dow Jones Newswires in Milan. In 2004, she worked for Bloomberg in Kenya covering the commodities’ market and politics. Later that year, she moved back to Dow Jones Newswire to be a correspondent in Beijing. Since 2006, she has been with L’espresso magazine in Rome, working on their foreign desk, and in 2007, she became an editor.

Information on this page is from the fellowship year.