- Category : 1926-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : JX Detail
Italian journalist, essayist, and television anchorman, well respected in the media industry. From 1998 to 2007 he was Adviser for External Relations to two Italian presidents, first Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and then Giorgio Napolitano.
Levi was from a family of Jewish descent (his father Enzo was a renowned lawyer in Modena). In 1938, when he was twelve he moved to Argentina with his family in order to escape Fascist persecution. In Buenos Aires he completed his studies and in 1943 he began his career in journalism, as the director of Italia libera (Free Italy).
After the War he left Argentina and returned to Modena with his family. At twenty, he continued his journalism career in Modena and managed the newspaper Gazzetta di Modena for almost two years, until he chose to live in Israel. From 1951 to 1953, he was a correspondent from London for the Turin daily Gazzetta del Popolo. From 1953 to 1959, he wired his pieces from Rome to the Milan evening newspaper Corriere di Informazione.
In 1960, Levi moved to Moscow where until 1962 he was a correspondent for the Corriere della Sera and then until 1966 a correspondent for Il Giorno. In 1966 he moved to RAI, where he was the chief newscaster until 1968. Levi returned to the press in 1969, as correspondent for the Turin newspaper La Stampa, a job he kept until 1973, when he became its managing director and that of its evening edition Stampa Sera. From 1979 to 1983, he collaborated with The Times, editing its international section. In 1988, he was appointed Chief Editor of Corriere della Sera.
Levi died on 24 August 2020 in his hometown of Rome at the age of 94.