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Alan Friedman

Journalist, author and documentary maker

Alan Friedman is one of Europe's most respected economic commentators and a well known TV personality in Italy. He is a journalist, author and documentary maker who has spent the past 30 years as an award-winning correspondent and op-ed columnist with 'The Financial Times of London', 'The International Herald Tribune' ,'The New York Times', and 'The Wall Street Journal Europe'. He has also been a prominent talk show host on Italian television, developing prime time shows for Rai 2 and Rai 3, Sky and La7. He is presently an opinion columnist for Italy's 'La Stampa' newspaper.

Alan Friedman

In detail

Alan Friedman was born in New York City on April 30th, 1956. He was educated at NYU (B.A. Politics and History), the London School of Economics (International Relations) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (M.A. International Economics and Law). He lives between the United States and Tuscany.

From 2003 to 2005 he was World Economy columnist for The Wall Street Journal Europe. In 1999 The New York Times and The Washington Post appointed Mr. Friedman as Chairman of International Herald Tribune TV, a post he held for five years. Previously, from 1994 to 2003 Mr. Friedman was Global Economics Correspondent of the Paris-based International Herald Tribune/New York Times. From 1979 to 1993 Mr. Friedman worked for The Financial Times of London, as a columnist on Eurobonds, as the youngest-ever banking correspondent and as a foreign correspondent in Italy and the United States. Before joining The Financial Times, Alan Friedman had worked in the Administration of President Jimmy Carter in the role of Presidential Management Fellow.

During his career with the Financial Times, Alan Friedman was awarded the British Press Award four times. He was recognized as the journalist who, together with Lionel Barber (currently the Editor of the FT), broke the Iraqgate scandal in 1991 that revealed how the CIA and White House were involved in the illegal sale of weapons to Saddam Hussein.

His television career began at the beginning of the 1980s. He produced, developed and hosted several programs and talk show on economy for the Italian and the Spanish television. He is the author of eight best-selling books including a biography of Italian billionaire Silvio Berlusconi, 'My way: Berlusconi in his own words' , 'Let's murder the leopard' and 'This is not America' .

What he offers you

Friedman shows a landscape of the Global, European, Asian and Italian Politics and Economy.

How he presents

With more than 30 years as a journalist, commentator and TV talk show host, Alan is an excellent keynote speaker and moderator for events dealing with political and economic global matters.


He presents in English and Italian.

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  • Economics and Finance
  • Global Affairs
  • Politics - US Politics - European Politics - Italian Politics


  • My way: Berlusconi in his own words (2015)
  • Agnelli and the Network of Italian Power
  • This is not America (2017)

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