AGENZIA ANSA – Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata
Since 1945 we have been collecting, publishing and distributing news and in-depth analysis in a variety of methods and on all transmission platforms. We are present wherever facts occur, the moment they happen, thanks to our widespread presence all over Italy and abroad. Independence, rapidness, completeness, reliability have always been our values which have confirmed us as leader in our customers’ preferences as well as on the international news scene.
General national news coverage 24/7; international news coverage, with a network of about 50 international desks; 22 regional desks; sectorial news coverage. Foreign language newswire and news websites in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic. General Picture service from Italy and abroad. Video, podcasts, and social media production.
Stefano De Alessandri
CEO and General Manager
+3906 677 4415
Stefano De Alessandri has been the CEO of ANSA since 2018. After graduating in Economics from Bocconi University, he gained a wealth of experience in the general management of media-publishing companies and in management consulting. He started in Publitalia in the 1980s, to then become Deputy General Manager of Magazines in the RCS Media Group, Deputy GM at Condé Nast, then GM of Gruner + Jahr / Mondadori and later of Hachette Rusconi. Focusing on media brands and the integration of digital technology, he then became CEO for Radio and International Activities of the Mondadori group. In 2013-2018 he was a partner and MED Region board member at EY and held senior positions in media sector associations (FIEG, Audipress, ADS and FIPP).
Editor-in-chief of ANSA since 2009, Luigi Contu began his career as a journalist in the 1980s. After an experience at the economic newspaper Ore 12, he went on to work at ANSA in the economic newsroom and then in the political-parliamentary newsroom. In 1997 he headed the political newsroom and was then appointed Deputy Director of the Agency, tasked with the coordination of political information and institutional relations. At that time, he was elected secretary and then vice-president of the Parliamentary Press Association. In 2004-2009 he was summoned to lead the internal affairs newsroom of La Repubblica, to then return to ANSA as Editor-in-chief.