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Sergio Zavoli

Sergio Zavoli

Italian journalist, writer and politician
Sergio Zavoli
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Intro Italian journalist, writer and politician
Is Journalist Writer Politician
From Italy
Type Journalism Literature Politics
Gender male
Birth 21 September 1923, Ravenna, Italy
Age 97 years
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Politics Democratic Party
Order of Merit of the Italian Republic  
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Sergio Wolmar Zavoli (born 21 September 1923 in Ravenna) is an Italian politician and journalist.


From 1947 to 1962 Zavoli worked as a radio journalist for RAI; later he also conducted some television programs.

He was president of the RAI from 1980 to 1986 and in 1981 he published his first book, "Socialista di Dio", which won the Bancarella Award. Once he resigned as president, he continued both his television and literary career.

In 2001 he was elected Senator for the Democrats of the Left and held office until 2018.

For the "extraordinary contribution made to the cause of Italian journalism", on 26 March 2007, the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Rome Tor Vergata awarded him an honorary degree in specialist publishing, multimedia communication and journalism.

He has also served as Chairman of the RAI Supervision Commission from 4 February 2009 until 14 March 2013, succeeded by Roberto Fico.

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