D15_180_005Born and bred in the turbulent province of Naples, Italy, Pietro Lombardi is a multimedia, multilingual reporter.

Fluent in Italian, English and Spanish, he has worked or studied in Italy, Spain, the U.K., Latvia and the United States.

In 2014-2015, Lombardi was a Fulbright grantee and graduate student in the journalism and public affairs program, with a concentration in the investigative track, at American University in Washington, D.C. He was also the Investigative Reporting Workshop‘s Graduate Fellow and an intern on The Washington Post investigative unit.

Lombardi wrote his first article when he was ten years old. Writing that less-than-70-word text made him understand that he wanted to be a journalist.

He has worked as a journalist since 2007, covering local politics, criminal networks, environmental issues and international news. He has worked for, and contributed to, several media outlets, including Reuters Foundation, CNN and Corriere della Sera, the leading Italian newspaper. He has also worked as a press officer and communications specialist for national and international events, including the 6th Un – Habitat World Urban Forum.

Lombardi has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in multimedia journalism and new information professions, both obtained with honors.

His investigation into environmental crimes in the Campania region (Italy) received a special mention at the 5th International Prize of Journalism “Maria Grazia Cutuli” in 2009.

Lombardi has always been a bit of a wanderer and an aspiring globetrotter. While waiting for traveling the world with his Moleskine, a digital recorder and a camera, he tries to be a good journalist.

He has recently realized one of  his greatest ambitions. When he was 14, he watched Pakula’s “All the President’s Men.” Since then, he has dreamed of working at The Washington Post. Thanks to American University, for more than one year he worked with and learned from the Post’s investigative team.


Cover photo by Giuliana Taranto

Profile photo by Jeff Watts, American University