Andrea Barbato (7 March 1934 – 12 February 1996) was an Italian journalist, politician, author and screenwriter.
|Born||7 March 1934|
|Died||12 February 1996 61) (aged|
|Occupation||Journalist, politician, writer|
Born in Rome, Barbato started his career in 1956 working for BBC. After collaborating with L'espresso and Il Giorno, in 1968 he was employed by RAI and served as speaker for the mid-launch telegiornale. In 1971 he began working for La Stampa and later, he became vice-director of La Repubblica. Between 1976 and 1980 he was director of TG2, and in 1982 he became director of the newspaper Paese Sera.
In 1983 Barbato was elected to the Chamber of Deputies with the Independent Left. In 1987 he returned to RAI as an author and a host, especially working for Rai 3. During his career he was also author of several books, stage dramas and screenplays. In 1992 he won the Nastro d'Argento for the script of Francesco Maselli's A Simple Story.
- Conti, Paolo (13 February 1996). "Addio a Barbato, fece la storia della Tv" [Farewell to Barbato, he made the history of TV]. Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 13 January 2016.
- "Addio a Barbato giornalista e gentiluomo" [Farewell to Barbato journalist and gentleman]. La Repubblica (in Italian). 13 February 1996. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
- Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.