Rico Gagliano is an arts and culture journalist, producer, and host. Best known for his work in public radio, he spent several years reporting for the business show “Marketplace,” filing stories from England, Ireland, he Netherlands, Sweden, South Korea, India and around the U.S. Currently he co-hosts and co-produces the culture show “The Dinner Party,” which he created with Brendan Francis Newnam. Along with Newnam, he was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Big Food Thinkers 40 and Under” and appeared as a guest judge on the Bravo TV shows “Top Chef Masters” and “Rocco’s Dinner Party.” He’s also a certified film geek—he holds a B.A. in Film Studies from Pitt, and an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute.