Rita dalla Chiesa
Journalist, TV Presenter
Journalist and TV presenter
Rita dalla Chiesa was born in Casoria, a municipality in the province of Naples, as the eldest daughter of General Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa and sister of Nando and Simona.
After making her television debut on the Rai – Radiotelevisione Italiana networks, she became the face of the Italian TV court show Forum, broadcast on Mediaset from 1988 to 1997 and then from 2003 to 2013.
Her television debut was in 1983 when she hosted Vediamoci sul Due on Rai 2. In the 1985/1986 season she presented Pane e marmellata with Fabrizio Frizzi, a children’s show on Rai 2.
She continued her career as a television presenter on Canale 5, where she hosted Parlamento In from 1986 to 1988, and then Forum.
From 1999 to 2001, she presented Il trucco c’è on Rete 4 and, in 2002, she presented the reality show C’era una volta la fattoria. In the 2002/2003 season she made a brief return to Rai by participating in I fatti vostri on Rai 2.
From 2003 to 2013, she returned to host Forum.
In 2013, she accepted the proposal to work for La7, debuting as a juror for Miss Italia 2013.
In 2015, she hosted La Posta del Cuore with Fabrizio Frizzi, aired on Rai 1.
In 2016, she published her first children’s book written with Fiordaliso, Il cacciatore di stelle. In 2018 she hosted the talk show Ieri oggi italiani on Rete 4 and, from 15 September of the same year to 27 June 2020, she was a pundit on Italia sì on Rai 1.
In 2019, she published the book Mi salvo da sola and, in 2020, Il mio valzer con papà.