Donadio Rachel

Rachel Donadio has been Rome Bureau Chief of The New York Times since September 2008, responsible for covering Italy, the Vatican and the broader southern Mediterranean (including Spain, Greece and Portugal). She has won praise for her articles attempting to explain the Berlusconi phenomenon to American readers, as well as for her coverage of the Chinese economy of Prato, youth underemployment in the Mediterranean and the sex abuse scandal facing the Roman Catholic Church. Rachel Donadio joined The New York Times in 2004 as a reporter-editor at the Book Review, where she wrote author profiles and essays on literary culture and contributed to the New York Times Magazine and other sections of the paper. A 1996 graduate of Yale University, where she received honors in Humanities, she began her career in journalism at the ANSA news agency in Rome and the International Herald Tribune’s Italy Daily in Milan and later covered culture and politics for The New York Observer and other publications.