Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
Investigative Journalist , Georgia
Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon has traveled the globe in his pursuit to shine a light on important public issues and hold the powerful accountable. Alessandro’s journalism career began in Southeast Asia, where he covered the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia. There, he detailed the scourge of illicit narcotics on poor communities, chronicled the ecological security of the Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake, and exposed the black-market trade of historical manuscripts pilfered from pagodas. Alessandro arrived in Georgia after working as an investigative reporter for the USA Today network in Florida, where his coverage of a combat veteran's death in police custody won state, regional and national press awards. Alessandro earned his bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California. He enjoys cooking for his friends and learning about other cultures.