Oliviero Beha, Italian journalist, Died at 68


Oliviero Beha was born on January 14, 1949, in Florence and died on May 13, 2017.

He was an Italian journalist, writer, essayist, TV and radio host.

He started work as a journalist in 1973 for the sports newspaper Tuttosport and for Paese Sera.

While he stay in Madrid, Beha graduated and also practiced athletics for Real Madrid.

From 1976 to 1985, Beha worked for the left-oriented newspaper La Repubblica, dealing with sport and social themes, and wrote articles for several editions of the Olympic Games.

During 1984, Beha published a report in which the result of the football match between Italy and Cameroon in the 1982 Football World Cup had been decided between the players before playing.

When he worked for the newspaper Rinascita, Il Messaggero and Il Mattino (Beha later worked also for the right-winged L’Indipendente), in 1987, he began hosting the TV show Va’ pensiero, together with Communist journalist Andrea Barbato.

That show was aired on Rai 3 and lasted until 1989.

He also wrote several books, including essays and poetry collections, which won several Italian literary prizes.

Among his many activities in the 2000s, Beha has also written for the left newspaper L’Unità (2005-2008), and was a co-founder of Il Fatto Quotidiano in 2009.

Beha died in Rome.

Oliviero Beha passed away at 68 years old.