Ernesto Paglia

Rede Globo

Ernesto Paglia was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in April, 1959. Studied Journalism at the School of Communications and Arts at the University of São Paulo. Started his career at 20, as nightshift reporter for the S.Paulo branch of Rede Globo, the main Brazilian commercial television network. In 1980, Paglia was already being assigned to cover important events, such as the São Bernardo's metalworkers' strikes that opposed the military regime and brought to prominence the future two-term president, then union leader Luís Inácio "Lula" da Silva. The same year, Paglia joined one of two special itinerary crews created by Globo to follow the first visit of Pope John Paul II to Brazil.

In 1982, Paglia was sent to Spain for his first FIFA World Cup coverage. He would take part in the news coverage of 7 more World Cups (Mexico (1986), Italy (1990), USA (1994), Japan/S. Korea (2002)), Germany (2006))and 2010 FIFA WC South Africa (2010), mostly doing feature stories but also covering football events. Paglia also integrated the crews sent by Globo to the Olympic Games of Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996), Beijing (2008) and the Rio (2007) Pan American Games.

In 1983, Paglia was designated to Globo Repórter, during the complete restructuring of the weekly Brazilian main news documentaries TV program. During the next 3 years, he worked exclusively for the prestigious news show. Since then, Paglia has been involved in the production of more than 60 documentaries, mostly covering environmental issues. Travelling extensively for Globo Repórter's productions, Paglia has visited the Arctic and Antarctica twice, and has been to Asia, Middle East, Africa and South America.

In 1986, Paglia became one of the youngest ever Globo's international correspondents, based at the prestigious London Bureau. During three years, he would cover European current affairs, Brazilian interests in the region and Africa, and the Iran-Iraq war, visiting Baghdad and Basrah. In 1989, Paglia returned to Brazil to work, primarily, for the main nightly news bulletin on Brazilian television, Globo's 'Jornal Nacional

Paglia also took part in shaping the first "news only" Brazilian television channel, [Globo News], creating and presenting the weekly news review talk show Painel for 3 years. He left again for London in 2000, for another 2 year long period as international correspondent, when he covered the Palestinian Intifada and the American invasion of Afghanistan. He was voted "best Brazilian TV reporter" at the Comunique-se web site Journalism Award four times, in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2011.

In 2010, Paglia was assigned to the Special Projects Unit of the Globo News Central ( CGJ ), for the first season of the new Globo Mar series, developed envisioning an innovative use of journalistic language to produce 22 minutes long news documentaries about sea-related topics. In the same year, Paglia headed the team of 8 journalists and TV technicians formed for the "JN no Ar" ( Jornal Nacional on Air) project. The initiative was developed as a new format to produce original stories for the coverage of Brazilian reality ahead of the 2010 presidential elections. The project consisted of a sequence of 27 stories, one per day at each of the Brazilian states (including the Federal District, Brasília). Aboard an executive jet plane, the crew criss-crossed the country of continental dimensions daily, to get to cities chosen by a draw, realized every night live on the Jornal Nacional, main Globo's news bulletin. The marathon was described by the reporter in the book "Diário de Bordo do JN no Ar:Cruzando o país numa cobertura histórica" ("JN on Air - A log book: crossing the country on a historic coverage"), published in May 2011 by Editora Globo.

Paglia has 3 children and is married to television journalist Sandra Annenberg.

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