Gaia De Simoni

Graduate Student, Journalism • Boston University • Boston, MA
Last edited July 18, 2019

I was born in Milan, Italy, in 1988 where I have been living for most of my life. I was raised with my granddad and dad’s stories of the great Italian journalists, such as Montanelli, who always committed to being a watchdog, telling people facts no. I have always been fascinated by these professionals and by the mission of being a journalist. After studying languages and literature at high school, I decided to pursue this path and to become a journalist. I started my undergraduate program of communication and languages at the Universit√† Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and after graduating I decided to focus on sports journalism. I was an intern at Sky Sport 24, a sports newscast, where I stepped up for my knowledge of golf. After this experience, I started working for a golf multimedia magazine where I used to write articles about the PGA Tour on the magazine’s website. My sources were the main American golf websites and magazines and I covered live the Majors, as well as the Ryder Cups and the Olympic Games from 2013 to 2018. I realized soon I needed to learn more and to improve my skills in order to become a good journalist with a broad knowledge of all main media fields. I moved to Boston in August 2018 where I am pursuing a Master in Journalism at Boston University College of Communication. Here I found my passion for videos and production, learning from the experience of great professors and professionals.