Washington DC, September 13th 2017
Neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent is the winner of the Urbino Press Award 2017. The announcement was made during a ceremony on September 12 at the Italian Embassy in Washington. In his remarks Ambassador Varricchio underlined how, combining medical competences and an extraordinary passion for journalism, Dr. Gupta has succeeded, often putting his own safety at risk, in delivering precise information and clear-cut analysis on some of the worst tragedies of our times.
During the ceremony, which will be followed by the delivery of the Award in the City of Urbino on September 24, Dr. Gupta remembered his love for Italy. He also said that during his stay in Italy he will be on an assignment with CNN trying to understand what makes Italy the healthiest country in the world according to the World Health Organization.
As a true testament to the strong bonds between the US and Italy, many journalists and previous winners of the Award were present at the ceremony.