The RAI is breeding like rabbits
The RAI is not subject to political interference. That needs saying. It is however a family environment of sons, fathers, cousins, and in-laws. It’s impermeable to the parties. It’s an indestructible block of relations who survive any government. With marriages arranged from birth between the sons of the heads of section and programme-makers. A natural defence to political interference and to free information. A reaffirmation of family values and a job with the State.
The list I’m publishing has been on the internet for some time. It’s likely to be incomplete and not completely up to date. It’s likely that between friendly relations and couples among the roughly 11,000 employees of the Group inside and outside the structure, the number of sons of nephews (or grandsons) and of in-laws is likely to have proliferated. A bit like the happenings in a rabbit hutch.
Sons and Daughters (f):
Tinni Andreatta, Head of fiction, Raiuno, (f) of the former DC minister, Beniamino. Natalia Augias, Gr, (f) of journalist and writer Corrado. Gianfranco Agus, correspondent, (f) of the actor Gianni. Roberto Averardi, Gr, (f) of Giuseppe, former Psdi parliamentarian. Francesca Barzini, Tg3, (f) of the writer and journalist Luigi junior. Bianca Berlinguer, Tg3 news presenter, (f) of Enrico, secretary of the Pci. Barbara Boncompagni, author, (f) of Gianni. Claudio Cappon, Director General, (f) of Giorgio, former Director General of Imi. Antonio De Martino, Gr, (f) of former socialist Minister Francesco. Antonio Di Bella, Director Tg3, (f) of Franco, ex Director of "Corriere della Sera". Claudio Donat-Cattin, Head of Raiuno, (f) of the Christian Democrat Minister Carlo. Jessica Japino, programme director of "Carramba", (f) of Sergio. Giancarlo Leone, CEO of Rai Cinema and Head of Divisione Uno, (f) of the former president of the Republic Giovanni. Marina Letta, working on a short-term contract, (f) of Gianni, undersecretary to the Presidency at Palazzo Chigi. Pietro Mancini, Gr, (f) of the socialist Giacomo. Maurizio Martinelli, Tg2, (f) of the journalist Roberto. Stefania Pennacchini, Institutional Relations in Rai, (f) of Erminio, former undersecretary Dc. Claudia Piga, Tg1, (f) of the former Minister dc, Franco. Francesco Pionati, political commentator with Tg1, (f) of former mayor of Avellino. Alessandra Rauti, redactor of Gr, (f) of Pino, secretary of Movimento Sociale-Fiamma Tricolore.
Silvia Ronchey, author and programme presenter, (f) of Alberto, former Minister of Ulivo and former president of Rcs. Paolo Ruffini, Director Gr, nephew of the cardinal and (f) of Attilio, former parliamentarian and Minister dc. Sara Scalia, Head of Raidue, (f) of the journalist Miriam Mafai. Maurizio Scelba, Tg1, (f) of Tanino, former spokesperson for the President of the Republic Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. Mariano Squillante, former correspondent in London, then at RaiNews 24, (f) of the former judge Renato. Giovanna Tatò, Raitre, (f) of Tonino, adviser to Enrico Berlinguer. Carlotta Tedeschi, Gr, (f) of Mario, Msi senator. Daniel Toaff, Head and author of ‘Vita in diretta’, (f) of the former Rabbi of Rome, Elio. Stefano Vicario, producer of Giorgio Panariello, (f) of the cinema producer Marco. Stefano Ziantoni Tg1 (f) of the former DC president of the Province of Rome Violenzio. Rossella Alimenti, Tg1, (f) of Dante, Vatican reporter for Rai. Paola Bernabei, Press Office, (f) of the former Director General of the Rai, Ettore, owner of the production company, Lux. Giovanna Botteri, Tg3, (f) of Guido, former Director of Rai Trieste. Manuela De Luca, Tg1 presenter, (f) of Willy, ex Director General Rai. Giampiero Di Schiena, Tg1, (f) of Luca, ex Director dc del Tg3. Annalisa Guglielmi, Rai in Milan, (f) of Angelo Guglielmi, former Director of Raitre. Piero Marrazzo, presenter of ‘Mi manda Raitre’, (f) of the late journalist Giò. Simonetta Martellini, Raiuno, (f) of Nando, sports commentator on the radio. Luca Milano, in the contracts office, (f) of Emanuele, former Tg1 Director and former deputy Director General. Barbara Modesti, Tg1, (f) of the announcer Gabriella Farinon and of the Rai producer Dore. Monica Petacco, Tg2, (f) of Arrigo, historian and consultant with Rai. Andrea Rispoli, Raidue, (f) of the presenter Luciano, formerly with Rai. Fiammetta Rossi, Tg3, (f) of Nerino, former Director of Gr2, and wife of the former secretary of Usigrai, Giorgio Balzoni, head redactor of political news on Tg1. Cecilia Valmarana, (f) of Paolo, one of the fathers of cinema co-produced by the Rai, in the structure of RaiCinema. Paolo Zefferi, (f) of Ezio, journalist, and with Rainews 24.
Brothers (br) and sisters (s)
Angela Buttiglione, Director of Parliamentary Services, (s) of Rocco, secretary of the Cdu. Nicola Cariglia, working for Rai in Florence, (br) of Antonio, former secretary of the Psdi. Silvio Giulietti, operator with Rai in Venice, (br) of Giuseppe, man of Rai and Usigrai, former Ds Head of information. Max Gusberti, deputy to Stefano Munafò at Raifiction, (br) of Simona, Head of Raidue. Sandro Marini, Tg3, (br) of Franco, former secretary of the Ppi. Giampiero Raveggi, Head of Raiuno, (br) of Emilio Ravel (stage name) brains behind the programme "Odeon". Antonio Sottile, programme director of "Linea Verde'', (br) of Salvo, spokesperson for Gianfranco Fini. Maria Zanda, Head of the secretariat of Roberto Zaccaria, (s) of Luigi, former Head of the Agenzia del Giubileo.
Husbands and wives (sp)
Milva Andriolli, with Rai in Venice, the former (sp) of Silvio Giulietti, brother of Giuseppe. Anna Maria Callini, director of the secretariat of Raidue, (sp) of Gianfranco Comanducci, deputy Director of the Divisione Uno. Roberta Carlotto, Director Radiotre, (sp ) of the former Pci member Alfredo Reichlin. Sandra Cimarelli, scenery Raidue, (sp) of Franco Modugno, Director of buildings Rai. Antonella Del Prino, with "La vita in diretta", (sp) of the journalist Oscar Orefice. Simona Ercolani, author of Rai programmes, (sp) of the journalist Fabrizio Rondolino, former spokesperson for Massimo D'Alema. Paola Ferrari, presenter, (sp) of Marco De Benedetti. Anna Fraschetti, deputy to Bepi Nava the Head of the Press Office, (sp) of Mario Colangeli, vice Director Tg3 and sister of Luciano, reporter at the Quirinale with Tg3. Giovanna Genovese, partner of Sergio Silva, brains behind ‘Piovra’ and production person. Ginevra Giannetti, consultant with Rai International, (sp) of Altero Matteoli, An Minister of the Environment. Giuseppe Grandinetti, Gr, (sp) of the Green Senator Loredana De Petris. Francesca Manuti, producer of "Sereno variabile" of Raidue, (sp) of Paolo Carmignani, deputy Director of Raidue. Lucia Restivo, Head of Raidue, (sp) of Sergio Valzania, Director of Radiodue. Anna Scalfati, Tg1, programme presenter, (sp) of Giuseppe Sangiorgi, member of the Authority and former spokesperson for De Mita. Cristina Tarantelli, Parliamentary Services, (sp) of Carlo Brienza, RaiSport. Daniela Vergara, anchorwoman for Tg2, (sp) of presenter Luca Giurato.
Nephews, Nieces, grandchildren (n), in-laws (in) and various:
Ferdinando Andreatta, Director of Rai- Way, (n) of Nino. Guido Barendson, Tg2 presenter, (n) of Maurizio. Aldo Mancino, RaiWay director (n) of the former president of the Senate, Nicola. Giuseppe Saccà, (n) of Agostino, Director of Raiuno, in the orchestra of the Raiuno programme ‘Torno sabato-La lotteria'. Adriana Giannuzzi, office of authors’ rights, (in) of the former senator and former member of the Csm Ernesto Stajano and wife of the deputy Director of Divisione Due, Luigi Ferrari. Alfonso Marrazzo, Tg2, cousin of Piero. Marco Ravaglioli, Tg1, husband of Serena Andreotti, daughter of Giulio. Tommaso Ricci, Tg2, (in) of Angela and Rocco Buttiglione. Carlotta Riccio, producer, (in) of Claudio Cappon, Rai Director General. Luigi Rocchi, director of Business&development, son-in-law of Biagio Agnes. Laura Terzani, Tg3, daughter-in-law of Antonio Ghirelli