Miriam Leitão

Miriam Azevedo de Almeida Leitão (born 7 April 1953) is a Brazilian journalist and television presenter. She has a program at GloboNews and is a commentator on economics at TV Globo's Bom Dia Brasil[1] and writes the column Panorama Econômico in the newspaper O Globo.

Míriam Leitão
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Born
Míriam Azevedo de Almeida Leitão

(1953-04-07) April 7, 1953 (age 67)
NationalityBrazilian
Alma materUniversity of Brasília
Occupationjournalist, economist, writer, television presenter

Life and careerEdit

Leitão was born in Caratinga, Minas Gerais, to Dona Mariana and Reverendo Uriel de Almeida Leitão. She has a degree in Journalism from Universidade de Brasília. She started her career in Vitória, Espírito Santo, and worked at several news outlets, on print, radio and television, such as Gazeta Mercantil, Jornal do Brasil, Veja, O Estado de S. Paulo, O Globo, Rádio CBN, Globo News and Rede Globo. She was reporter on diplomatic affairs at Gazeta Mercantil and editor of the economics desk at Jornal do Brasil.

Since 1991 she works at Organizações Globo, first writing a column at the economy section of O Globo. In 1996, Leitão became the commentator on economics at Jornal Hoje together with Fátima Bernardes. After leaving Jornal Hoje, Leitão became Bom Dia Brasil's economics commentator, substituting Ana Paula Padrão. In 2003 she became the host of GloboNews' Espaço Aberto Economia, in place of Joelmir Beting.[2]

Leitão was active in the student movement and was a member of the Communist Party of Brazil in the early 1970 decade, during the military dictatorship in Brazil. In 1972, she was imprisoned and tortured by military agents; Leitão was pregnant at the time.[3]

Books publishedEdit

  • Convém Sonhar (2010)
  • Saga Brasileira: A longa luta de um povo por sua moeda (2011)
  • A Perigosa Vida dos Passarinhos Pequenos (2013)
  • Tempos Extremos (2014)
  • A Menina de Nome Enfeitado (2014)
  • Flávia e o Bolo de Chocolate (2015)
  • História do Futuro: O horizonte do Brasil no século XXI (2015)

AwardsEdit

  • Jornalismo para Tolerância - 2003 (Federação Internacional de Jornalistas – FIJ)
  • Orilaxé - 2003 (Grupo AfroReggae)
  • Ayrton Senna de Jornalismo Econômico - 2004
  • Camélia da Liberdade - 2005 (Ceap – Centro de Articulação de Populações Marginalizadas)
  • Maria Moors Cabot Prize - 2005 (Columbia University)
  • Jornalista Econômico 2007, awarded by Ordem dos Economistas do Brasil
  • Prêmio Jabuti - 2012, Non-fiction Book of the Year and Long-form journalism book, for "Saga brasileira: a longa luta de um povo por sua moeda"[4]
  • Most admired journalist of Brazil, together with  Ricardo Boechat - 2014
  • ANJ Freedom of Press Award.- 2017[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pergunte à Miriam Leitão". Bom Dia Brasil (in Portuguese). 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  2. ^ "Poucas e Boas | Isabela Boscov". VEJA.com (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  3. ^ "Míriam Leitão fala sobre tortura que sofreu nua e grávida de 1 mês durante ditadura". O Globo (in Portuguese). 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  4. ^ "Miriam Leitão leva Jabuti de Reportagem - Portal dos Jornalistas". www.portaldosjornalistas.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  5. ^ "ANJ premia Míriam Leitão por defesa da liberdade de imprensa". Folha de S.Paulo. Retrieved 2018-09-09.

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