Reporter at Dow Jones in Barcelona, Spain.

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

He has recently covered the terror attack in Barcelona, the Catalan independence referendum, and the social and political unrest in the region for The Wall Street Journal.

His stories have been published by The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post, Reuters Foundation, CNN and Corriere della Sera, and republished by outlets across the world.

He speaks Italian, English and Spanish fluently and has reported from Italy, Spain, the United States, the U.K. and other countries.

In 2014-2015, Pietro 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.

Pietro 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 reporter.

He has worked as a journalist since 2007, covering breaking news, immigration, terrorism, corporate news, politics, criminal networks, social and environmental issues, criminal justice and international news. 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.

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.

In the U.S. he 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