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List of notable or famous journalists from Brazil, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Brazil and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Brazil. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Brazilian journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Brazil is included when available.

This list below has everything from Miguel Paiva to Monteiro Lobato.

This historic journalists from Brazil list can help answer the questions "Who are some Brazilian journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Brazil?" These prominent journalists of Brazil may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Brazilian journalists.

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Adalgisa Nery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Adalgisa Nery Died at 75 (1905-1980) Adalgisa Nery was a Brazilian poet, journalist and politician. She was born in Rio de Janeiro as Adalgisa Maria Feliciana Noel Cancela Ferreira, the daughter of a civil servant. In 1922 she ...more

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Alberto Dines is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Alberto Dines age 86 Alberto Dines is a Brazilian journalist and writer. With a career spanning over five decades, Dines directed and launched several magazines and newspapers in Brazil and Portugal. He has taught ...more

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Aluísio Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Aluísio Azevedo Died at 56 (1857-1913) Aluísio Tancredo Gonçalves de Azevedo was a Brazilian novelist, caricaturist, diplomat, playwright and short story writer. Initially a Romantic writer, he would later adhere to the ...more

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Ana Maria Machado is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Ana Maria Machado age 76 Ana Maria Machado is a Brazilian writer of children's books, one of the most significant alongside Lygia Bojunga Nunes and Ruth Rocha. She received the international Hans Christian Andersen ...more

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Ana Paula Padrão is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Ana Paula Padrão age 52 Ana Paula Padrão is a Brazilian journalist. She graduated in Journalism from the University of Brasília. Padrão worked for Rede Globo Networks from 1987 until 2005, in ...more

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André Nigri is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
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Artur Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Artur Azevedo Died at 53 (1855-1908) Artur Nabantino Gonçalves de Azevedo was a Brazilian playwright, short story writer, chronicler, journalist and Parnassian poet. He is famous for consolidating in Brazil the "comedy ...more

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Artur da Távola is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Artur da Távola Died at 72 (1936-2008) Artur da Távola was a Brazilian politician, former Senator, journalist and writer. His real name was Paulo Alberto Moretzsohn Monteiro de Barros as he used Artur da Távola as a ...more

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Assis Chateaubriand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Assis Chateaubriand Died at 76 (1892-1968) Francisco de Assis Chateaubriand Bandeira de Melo, best known as Assis Chateaubriand and also nicknamed Chatô, was a Brazilian lawyer, journalist, politician and diplomat. He was born in ...more

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Austregésilo de Athayde is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Austregésilo de Athayde Died at 95 (1898-1993) Austregésilo de Athayde was a writer and journalist born in Caruaru, Pernambuco, Brazil. His career includes being invited by Assis Chateaubriand to work at a top position at the ...more

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Bernardo Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Bernardo Carvalho age 58 Bernardo Carvalho is a Brazilian author and journalist. He was the editor of “Folhetim,” a collection of essays, and is a Paris and New York correspondent for Folha de São Paulo. His ...more

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Caio Fernando Abreu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Caio Fernando Abreu Died at 48 (1948-1996) Caio Fernando Loureiro de Abreu, best known as Caio Fernando Abreu is one of the most influential and original Brazilian writers of the 1970s and 1980s. Caio F., as he habitually signed his ...more

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Carlos Heitor Cony is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Carlos Heitor Cony age 92 Carlos Heitor Cony is a Brazilian journalist and writer. He's a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. He views himself as center-leftist and faced persecution under the military government ...more

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Carlos Lacerda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Carlos Lacerda Died at 63 (1914-1977) Carlos Frederico Werneck de Lacerda was a Brazilian journalist and politician. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Lacerda was the son of a family of politicians from Vassouras, Rio de Janeiro state. When ...more

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Cecília Meireles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Cecília Meireles Died at 63 (1901-1964) Cecília Benevides de Carvalho Meireles was a Brazilian writer and educator, known principally as a poet. She is a canonical name of Brazilian Modernism, one of the great female poets in ...more

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Ciro Pessoa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Ciro Pessoa age 60 Ciro Pessoa Mendes Corrêa, also known by his Dharma name Tenzin Chöpel, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, screenwriter, journalist, writer and poet. He is famous for being ...more

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Claudio Tognolli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Claudio Tognolli Cláudio Júlio Tognolli is a Brazilian journalist, musician and writer. He is a Professor of Journalism at the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São ...more

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Coelho Neto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Coelho Neto Died at 70 (1864-1934) Henrique Maximiano Coelho Neto was a Brazilian writer and politician. He founded and occupied the second chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, from 1897 until his death in 1934. He was also ...more

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Edgard Leuenroth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Edgard Leuenroth Died at 87 (1881-1968) Edgard Leuenroth was a Brazilian journalist, publisher and writer, who became famous for his documentation of the country's earliest social movements, particularly the communist, socialist and ...more

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Elio Gaspari is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Elio Gaspari age 74 Elio Gaspari is a Brazilian journalist and writer resident in São Paulo, Brazil. He came to Brazil while still an infant, and began his career in journalism not long thereafter. He is ...more

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Ethevaldo Mello de Siqueira is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Ethevaldo Mello de Siqueira Ethevaldo Mello de Siqueira is a noted Brazilian journalist, science writer, consultant and publisher, specializing in new technologies. He has written a weekly column on the subject for the O ...more

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França Júnior is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
França Júnior Died at 52 (1838-1890) Joaquim José da França Júnior was a Brazilian playwright, journalist and, initially, a painter. Alongside Martins Pena, he is one of the most famous adepts of the ...more

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Francisco de Sales Torres Home... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Francisco de Sales Torres Homem, Viscount of Inhomirim Died at 64 (1812-1876) Francisco de Sales Torres Homem, Viscount of Inhomirim, was a physician, lawyer, journalist, romantic writer, deputy, senator, top officer of the National Treasury, president of the Bank of ...more

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Franklin Távora is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Franklin Távora Died at 46 (1842-1888) João Franklin da Silveira Távora was a Brazilian novelist, journalist, politician, lawyer and dramatist, famous for his Regionalist romance O Cabeleira, set in 18th-century ...more

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Glenda Kozlowski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Glenda Kozlowski age 43 Glenda Kozlowski is a Brazilian journalist, television presenter and former bodyboarder. She is best known as host of Esporte Espetacular and Globo Esporte.

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Graciliano Ramos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Graciliano Ramos Died at 61 (1892-1953) Graciliano Ramos de Oliveira was a Brazilian post-modernist writer, politician and journalist. In most of his novels he depicts the precarious situation of the poor inhabitants of the Brazilian ...more

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Henrique Filho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Henrique Filho Died at 44 (1944-1988) Henrique de Souza Filho, commonly known as Henfil, was a Brazilian cartoonist, caricaturist, journalist and writer, born in Ribeirão das Neves, Minas Gerais.

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João do Rio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
João do Rio Died at 40 (1881-1921) João do Rio was the pseudonym of the Brazilian journalist, short-story writer and playwright João Paulo Emílio Cristóvão dos Santos Coelho Barreto, a Brazilian ...more

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João Saldanha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
João Saldanha Died at 73 (1917-1990) João Alves Jobin Saldanha was a Brazilian journalist and football manager. He coached the Brazil national football team during the South American Qualifying to the 1970 FIFA World Cup. ...more

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João Silvério Trevisan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
João Silvério Trevisan age 73 João Silvério Trevisan is Brazilian author, playwright, journalist, screenwriter and film director. In his much-diversified oeuvres, he has published eleven books, among them great ...more

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Joaquim Manuel de Macedo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Joaquim Manuel de Macedo Died at 62 (1820-1882) Joaquim Manuel de Macedo was a Brazilian novelist, doctor, teacher, poet, playwright and journalist, famous for the romance A Moreninha. He is the patron of the 20th chair of the Brazilian ...more

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José de Mesquita is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
José de Mesquita Died at 69 (1892-1961) José Barnabé de Mesquita, generally known as José de Mesquita, was a Brazilian poet parnassian, romance and short story writer, historiographer, journalist, essayist,

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José do Patrocínio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
José do Patrocínio Died at 51 (1854-1905) José Carlos do Patrocínio was a Brazilian writer, journalist, activist, orator and pharmacist and among the most well-known proponents of the abolition of slavery. He founded and ...more

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José Martiniano Pereira de Ale... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
José Martiniano Pereira de Alencar Died at 66 (1794-1860) José Martiniano Pereira de Alencar was the father of José de Alencar.

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Joyce Cavalccante is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Joyce Cavalccante Joyce Cavalccante is a journalist and author of seven novels, plus several short stories and articles that today appear in eight anthologies. Cavalccante's writings focus on the plight of women ...more

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Leila Lopes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Leila Lopes age 58 Leila Lopes was a Brazilian actress, journalist, porn star and presenter of television, known for her appearance in soap operas on the Rede Globo channel, and later for entering the pornographic ...more

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Leonardo Gagliano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Leonardo Gagliano Leonardo Gagliano Neto was a Brazilian radio speaker and sports commentator. In 1938 he made history in Brazilian communications, at that year's Football World Cup in France as Brazil's Radio ...more

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Lima Barreto is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Lima Barreto Died at 41 (1881-1922) Afonso Henriques de Lima Barreto was a Brazilian novelist and journalist. A major figure on the Brazilian Pre-Modernism, he is famous for the novel Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma, a bitter ...more

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Lourival Fontes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Lourival Fontes Died at 68 (1899-1967) Lourival Fontes was a Brazilian journalist and politician best known for being the propaganda minister for President Getúlio Vargas between 1934 and 1942. He was born in Riachão do ...more

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Lucius de Mello is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Lucius de Mello Lucius de Mello is a Brazilian writer and journalist. As a reporter, he worked for 14 years for television network Rede Globo. Lucius de Mello is also a researcher at LEER, the Laboratory of ...more

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Manuel de Araújo Porto Alegre,... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Manuel de Araújo Porto Alegre, Baron of Santo Ângelo Died at 73 (1806-1879) Manuel José de Araújo Porto-Alegre, Baron of Santo Ângelo, was a Brazilian Romantic writer and painter, as well as an architect, diplomat and professor. He is the patron of ...more

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Mário de Alencar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Mário de Alencar Died at 53 (1872-1925) Mário Cochrane de Alencar was a Brazilian poet, short story writer, journalist, lawyer and novelist. He was one of the children of famous novelist José de Alencar. He occupied the ...more

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Mário Rodrigues Filho is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Mário Rodrigues Filho Died at 58 (1908-1966) Mário Rodrigues Filho, better known as Mário Filho was a Brazilian journalist and writer. Born in the capital of Pernambuco state, Mário Filho moved to Rio while still a ...more

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Mateus Soares de Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Mateus Soares de Azevedo age 59 Mateus Soares de Azevedo is a Brazilian historian of religions, Islamologist, and journalist, who has written several books on the philosophy of religions. He is one of the best known writers on ...more

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Miguel Paiva is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Miguel Paiva age 68 Miguel Paiva is a cartoonist, film art director, writer, playwright, illustrator, film director, screenwriter and journalist.

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Monteiro Lobato is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Monteiro Lobato Died at 66 (1882-1948) Monteiro Lobato is a novelist, writer, journalist, and publisher.

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Nelson Motta is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Nelson Motta age 73 Nelson Cândido Motta Filho is a Brazilian journalist, ghostwriter, songwriter, writer, and record producer. He was part of the bossa nova movement, collaborating with Edu Lobo, Dori ...more

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Nelson Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Nelson Rodrigues Died at 68 (1912-1980) Nelson Falcão Rodrigues was a Brazilian playwright, journalist and novelist. In 1943, he helped usher in a new era in Brazilian theater with his play Vestido de Noiva, considered ...more

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Olavo Bilac is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Olavo Bilac Died at 53 (1865-1918) Olavo Brás Martins dos Guimarães Bilac was a Brazilian Parnassian poet, journalist and translator. Alongside Alberto de Oliveira and Raimundo Correia, he was a member of the ...more

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Olavo de Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Journalists from Brazil
Olavo de Carvalho age 70 Olavo Luiz Pimentel de Carvalho, also known as Olavo de Carvalho, is a Brazilian astrologer and essayist whose interests include historical philosophy, the history of revolutionary movements, ...more