Matteo Marchetti, born in 1987, is a contemporary history student at Rome's La Sapienza university. Since 2005 he writes for youth-oriented website zai.net. From 2007 to 2008 he was a columnist for Sotto i Venti, a monthly insert of Italian daily Il Riformista. In 2009 he participated in writing the first pages of in-depth news show Ribalta! on RED Tv.