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Dom Serafini Edit Profile

correspondent , Editor-in-chief , journalist , author

Dom Serafini, Italian Publisher. Member National Academy of television Arts and Science, Royal television Society.

Background

Serafini, Dom was born on October 25, 1949 in Giulianova, Abruzzo, Italy. Came to the United States, 1968. Son of Sisto and Bianca (Rossi) Serafini.

Education

Student, State Technology Institute, 1968; diploma (honorary), Accademia Tiberina, Rome, 1973.

Career

He is the editor-in-chief of International, a premier television trade publication. At age 18 he moved to New York City to study color television, which had fascinated him since age 14. He worked as a correspondent for JCE Publications for Milan, Italy, while attending Empire State College at night.

In 1971 he expanded his contributions as a freelance writer to a local newspaper, and eventually started working with large, international journals, including RadioWorld and Videography, always writing on the subject of television. In 1976, Serafini helped co-found Millecanali, Italy's first professional television magazine, for JCE Publications. In 1977, he became the Italian coordinator of the American magazine Consumer Electronics.

In 1978, he was appointed international editor of Television/Radio Age. In 1981, with the support of the American, Italian, French and Brazilian TV industries, Serafini launched a professional TV trade magazine called International. In 1982, Serafini he to the television industry the concept of "market dailies" (daily publications published only during TV trade shows).

Subsequently, he launched publications such as GameShow Magazine, for U.S. consumers. TV Pro, France's first TV trade publication. TV Era, Latin America's first TV trade publication, and, in Italy, Baseball Magazine, none of which succeeded.

In 1983, he opened 's editorial office in Los Angeles. In 1988, 's New York editorial offices moved from their original East 51st Street location to the present East 75th Street location, which happened to be Andy Warhol's former residence. is the only professional TV trade publication that does not require the use of salespeople. It takes pride in its editorial staff.

From 2001 to 2005, Serafini was an official advisor to the Italian Ministry of Communication. In 2006 and again in 2013 Serafini ran to represent Italian expatriates in North America in the Italian Senate (2006) and Italian Chamber of Deputies (2013). He continues to write about politics and television for several Italian, Canadian and American weekly and daily publications.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: History of Television, 1975, television Reform in Italy, 1994.

Membership

Member National Academy of television Arts and Science, Royal television Society.

Connections

Son of Sisto and Bianca (Rossi) S. m. Ellen Beardon, October 7, 1971 (divorced 1987). Children Dora E., Dom.

Junior; married Monica Gorghetto. Children: Yuri, Bianca.

father:
Sisto Serafini

mother:
Bianca (Rossi) Serafini

spouses:
Monica Gorghetto

Ellen Beardon

children:
Bianca Serafini

Yuri Serafini