Maurizio Costanzo is considered Italy's "Mr. Media". He is an Italian television anchorman born in Rome in 1938, who started his career as a journalist, little by little gaining a certain popularity, and in the late 1970s appeared in several television shows before creating its most famous show, Maurizio Costanzo Show, currently the most important and long-lasting talk-show in Italy.

Costanzo has also written the screenplay for several films and the lyrics of an appreciated song, "Se telefonando" (brought to celebrity by Mina) with Ennio Morricone's music. Costanzo now works for the main TV channel of the current Italian premier (Canale 5), of which he is also the artistic director.