Born in Argentinean city Buenos Aires, now living in New York City working as markets reporter for Forbes Magazine, Agustino Fontevecchia is a journalist who believes strongly truth and honesty when completing a story. Studying Philosophy in NYU and graduating from Columbia University Sociology, Fontevecchia claims that he enjoys doing stories on a wide variety of different topics. During his talk, he discussed the journalist’s role of informing the reader of important stories and entertained us with many of his hilarious, heartwarming stories including his encounter with Argentinean President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. He also talked about the qualities a journalist must have which were being able to to think quickly, ask direct questions, be able to stay wide awake for many hours, if not all day and work extremely well under pressure. While he does not like the glamorous side of the industry, he enjoys his job even though it doesn’t earn him a lot of money. Agustino says that although he never saw himself being a journalist when studying in college, he couldn’t have asked for a better job.
Source: Forbes Magazine
By Natalie Ho