Mariangela Pira joined Sky Italia as an anchor and reporter in 2018. Prior to that, she spent 15 years with CNBC Italy, primarily covering financial news and foreign politics in China and Southeast Asia. During that time, she also worked on several documentaries at CNBC looking at Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine. From 2008 to 2011, Mariangela collaborated with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, documenting the work of the Italian Development Agency across the world. She also continues to work as a volunteer Media Expert for the non-profit organization Terre des Hommes, where she researches, writes and broadcasts the impact of the organization’s programmes in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia. Mariangela holds a bachelor’s in Communication, Journalism and Related Programs from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.