Andrea Bettini

Andrea Bettini

Science journalist at RaiNews24


Born in Verona in 1981, Andrea Bettini is a Science journalist at RaiNews24. He hosts and manages the weekly magazine “Futuro24”, which is dedicated to science and innovation.

For Rai’s all-news channel, he has covered as a correspondent the major scientific events of recent years and ten space launches from Baikonur (Kazakhstan), Cape Canaveral (United States) and Kourou (French Guiana). Among these are the launches towards the International Space Station of Luca Parmitano (2019), Samantha Cristoforetti (2022) and Walter Villadei (2024).

In November 2022, he visited the Italian research stations in Antarctica “Mario Zucchelli” and “Concordia” to document the activities carried out by the XXXVIII Expedition of the Italian Antarctic Research Program. He won the award for the best environment-focused podcast at the Italian Podcast Awards 2023 with the daily podcast “In Antartide”.

His live broadcasts and reports on the total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015, from the Italian Arctic base in Ny-Alesund (Svalbard Islands, Norway) earned him the National CNAI Award 2016 for professionals in scientific dissemination. In December 2019, he was a finalist for the National Scientific Dissemination Award “Giancarlo Dosi” with an investigation on the return of the wolf to Italy. In September 2023, he received the Scientific Journalism Award at the “Journalistic Prize of Sardinia – City of Castelsardo.”

Since January 2023, he has been hosting “Oggi è”, the Rai Scuola program dedicated to World Days. He is the author of three books on the history of online journalism. He regularly serves as a moderator and speaker in debates and conferences.