Born in 1979 in Heidelberg, Germany, Davide grew up in Turin, Italy. At the age of 19 he moved to London to study Arabic and Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies and subsequently received a BA (Hons) in Media and Cultural Studies at The London College of Communication. He started his career in 2002 at CNN International, then moved to New York, where he served as a Production Assistant at MTV International (Europe and Japan). He then became the London representative for MTV USA productions, e.g. The Osbournes, MTV Europe Music Awards, TRL and All Things Rock. In 2003 Davide left MTV to work on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (UK, USA). In 2005, as Founder and CEO of Chunky Punch Productions, he produced for Sony Pictures International a reality show entitled Snaparazzi (AXN, Italy). At that point he felt the need to integrate his long-standing interest in current affairs and human rights into his professional career. For that reason, in early 2007 he joined Al Gore’s Current TV in the UK. He then returned to Italy to launch the Italian version of Current, first as Director of Primetime Programming and later as Director of the International Desk. During his time at Current he was head presenter and hosted a number of shows and specials for the network, including the current affairs show VC² Premiere, the weekly music magazine Current:Music, one-off specials like Zeitgeist, a one-hour interview with Al Gore in Los Angeles, and live coverage of the 2008 US elections. He then served as a reporter on Current’s primetime flagship show, Vanguard, a weekly 1-hour program that often addressed controversial social issues. These included the trafficking of young children and transsexuals in India, homophobia, Islamophobia, the growth of political extremisms throughout Europe, the Argentinian economic crisis, the complex relationships between law enforcement and criminal gangs in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and organized crime in southern Italy. At the end of 2011, Davide was hired by RAI 3, one of Italy’s three national TV channels, to be the live reporter for Mi Manda Rai 3, a primetime social affairs program. Davide’s most recent independent project, a documentary on crack addiction and child prostitution produced in Brazil with the help of the NGO Casa do Menor, had its cinema premier in Milan, and aired shortly after on Discovery, Italy.
- Davide Scalenghe - Official Website