My name is Chiara, an italian woman, born and raised in BasketCity (Bologna). Since my childhood I have been passionate about basketball and sports in general. In 2014 I started working in the events industry, as coordinator and PR assistant. The things that I like the most of this job are getting in touch and connecting with people.
I hosted a show about basketball focused on the Nba on a web radio in 2018-2019. I am positive, dynamic, creative and my friends call me good vibes ambassador. I am the kind of person that see the glass half full, even in the worst of times. During a trip to New York I met Kiara Di Paola, owner and founder of New York City 4 All. We built a strong partnership and from January 2020 I am contributor for her blog.
“Il basket secondo Mez” is a website focused on the hoop-culture in New York, iconic basketball courts, personalities, stories related to this sport in Italy and in the US.
My motto is work hard, keep going and expect the unexpected.
Welcome to my world!
Chiara Mezzini is the girl who doesn't give up. Chiara is the dreamer. Chiara is the polite and correct person that we all hope to meet in life. Great professional, with an incredible dialectic, she really wants to work and achieve her goals, she carries on her passions by transforming them into her dream job, not by everyone. Passionate about Basketball, a basketball woman that would be perfect for some radio show. Waiting to listen to her on the radio, for the moment I enjoy her through her blog and videos.
Always a great basketball fan with whom it is a pleasure to collaborate. Expert, original and brave. In fact, she decided to put herself on the line up to the basketball courts of New York, to tell stories out of the ordinary and curiosities from the world of basketball. Follow her, I assure you won't regret it!
Guided by her values, kindness and professionalism act as a helm. He undoubtedly has a driving force in what he writes and in what he does that the results of his projects speak for themselves!
Colleague and friend, as soon as I met Chiara, it was clear that she is a girl traveling on a double track, where dreams and life projects weave together with a sensitive soul and a spirit of adventure. An energetic and eager mix, operational skills and creativity gave life to “Il basket secondo Mez”. A project where she pours her passion and shapes a professional vocation with the skills acquired. When you have the chance and the privilege to meet a young woman full of initiatives and tenacity as Chiara, immediately you feel involved by the enthusiasm and the desire to join the fans with a banner “If you don't believe in yourself, no one will do it for you” (Kobe Bryant)
I have always known Chiara and when I write "always", I refer to our meeting at nursery school. We grew up together and together we changed, each one making her own choices and with her character. However, one thing that Chiara has not changed over time, is the creative curiosity for what surrounds or encountes her; and always if the world did not come to meet her (whether were new games, new friendships or new situations) she went to look for him. Her innate energy and curiositiy, combined with a good dose of courage and desire for adventure, that she has kept since she was a child, led her to a new discovery in the Big Apple. Her enthusiasm adapts to all eras: if she were born four centuries ago she would have sailed from Plymouth with the pilgrim fathers to found a colony, but she is a Millenial and she flew over it to reach New York, launching a blog and making her dream come true. Chiara will never give up on her dreams: this is her greatest quality.