The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Stefania Spezzati

Stefania Spezzati is an award-winning reporter covering European banking at Reuters. Based in London, she chronicles all things finance, breaks news and digs deep into the world’s biggest banks. Prior to joining Reuters, Stefania spent about a decade at Bloomberg News. In 2022, she co-led an investigation which through data journalism exposed how over 130 million pounds in taxpayer-backed loans went to firms with dubious credentials. The story won at the British Journalism Awards in crime and legal affairs journalism.

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Investigating Covid Loans

British Journalism Awards winner in the Crime and Legal Affairs category, Stefania Spezzati speaks on her investigation into a massive taxpayer-funded fraud which the UK government tried to keep secret.
Stefania Spezzati, of Bloomberg News, at Bloomberg’s European headquarters in London, U.K., on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
Reporter covering European banking at Reuters