Nadia Toffa was an Italian television journalist and television presenter. The journalist worked as a presenter for satirical current affairs program Le lene broadcast on the Italian channel Italia since 1997. In 2017, she gained attention for her reports on the environmental impacts of alleged nuclear testing at the Gran Sasso Laboratory.
Unfortunately, she died at the age of 40 after struggling with a long battle with cancer. Before her death, the award-winning journalist had written a highly personal book where she had penned her cancer battle and also wrote that she had tried to see cancer as a gift or an opportunity. Let us keep on scrolling over to know more information on the journalist.
Caption: The Italian reporter, Nadia Toffa.
Source: Evening Standard
Nadia Toffa: Bio, Family, Career
The journalist was born on 10 June 1979 in Brescia, Italy. She has not revealed information on her parents or siblings. She had graduated from the University of Florence in Literature. Following that, she made her first appearance at the age of 23 on the Emilia-Romagna local channel. From 2005-09, she had worked for a local channel Retebrescia in her hometown.
Since 2009, she had been working as a reporter for the television program Le lene. She became the third most-searched-for personal name on Google worldwide in 2017. After she presented a report on an allegedly dangerous nuclear experiment kept hidden in the Gran Sasso Laboratory. Furthermore, she has been awarded the Ischia International Journalism Award “Special Prize – Television Presenter of the Year” in 2015.
Nadia Toffa: Personal Life & Boyfriend
She had not provided many details on her private affairs in the media. However, she was in a relationship with her former boyfriend named Massimiliano Ferrigno. Her boyfriend remained by her side until her death. Further, the couple had met behind the scenes of the Hyenas meanwhile Ferrigno had authored the program and soon they fell in love with each other.
They reported to date for ten years at most and ended their relationship in 2017 before she diagnosed with cancer. However, her then-boyfriend revealed that she had started dating another man. But he then left her after he knew that she was suffering from the disease. However, Ferrigno and Toffa had remained in a friendly relationship until her demise as well as he became a boyfriend in the last moments of the journalist.
Illness & Death:
Toffa was diagnosed with a tumor on 11 February 2018 after she collapsed during a report in Trieste on 2 December 2017. Following that, she had departed from her work for a while. However, after battling for a long time with the disease, she died on 13 August 2019 when the brain cancer returned after undergoing chemotherapy and surgeries. Additionally, before her death in 2019, her fake death had appeared in various digital platforms.
Nadia Toffa: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Before her demise, she was listed as one of the richest TV show hosts in Italy having a net worth of around $1.5 million.
Still, we can see verified accounts under her name on different social media platforms. On Instagram, she has an account @nadiatoffa with 2.1 million followers. She has an unverified Twitter account @nadiatoffa with 210.9k followers.
Nadia Toffa: Body Measurements
She was unwell and unhealthy during her last days before her demise, therefore, she had lost more weight than her exact body weight. However, she had a tall height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 meters. She had a blonde hair color and hazel eyes color.