Dan Iannuzzi

Daniel Andrèa Iannuzzi,[1] CM OOnt (February 24, 1934 – November 20, 2004) was a Canadian entrepreneur, journalist, and broadcaster.

A third generation Italian Canadian, Iannuzzi was born in Montreal. He moved to Toronto in 1954 and founded the Italian-Canadian newspaper Corriere Canadese. He produced multilingual TV programs for Toronto's Citytv from 1972 to 1979 and in 1979, he launched the world's first multilingual television station, CFMT-TV, initially broadcasting in 24 languages.

In 1989, he was awarded the Order of Ontario. In 1990, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada for being "a pioneer in multicultural communications and a significant contributor to Toronto's Italian community".[2]

Through his ownership of Multimedia Nova Corporation he owned and published the following community newspapers throughout the Greater Toronto Area and in Quebec:

  • Town Crier Community Newspapers
  • Corriere Canadese (Italian language)
  • Tandem magazine (English language newspaper for the children of Italian immigrants)
  • Correo Canadiense (Spanish language)
  • O Correio Canadiano Nove Ilhas (Portuguese language)
  • Insieme (Italian language) [3]

He died in Rome following a cardiac arrest.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Corriere Canadese founder dead at 70; 'A giant in the field of Canadian media' PM Newspaper founder dies suddenly in Italy," Toronto Star, November 22, 2004, p. A16.
  2. ^ Order of Canada citation
  3. ^ "Town Crier publisher dies at age 70". Multimedia Nova Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2008-08-10.

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