Daniela Pinheiro

former editor-in-chief Época

Daniela Pinheiro is a multi-award-winning journalist and one of Brazil’s best known investigative and narrative journalists. A former Knight (JSK) Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University, she is the first woman appointed as editor-in-chief of a weekly magazine in the country. During the 20 months of Pinheiro's tenure, Época won - for the first time - three important journalism awards: twice Best Media of the Year (Aberje) and Best Magazine in the Country (Prêmio Colunistas). In September 2019, Pinheiro resigned - along with three editors and four columnists - after violent and harmful attacks by president Bolsonaro's family.

She began her career at Folha de São Paulo, the country’s largest newspaper, followed by a long period as a reporter and editor at Veja, Brazil’s largest weekly magazine. For 11 years, she was editor at Piauí Magazine, a prestigious long-form monthly publication somewhat similar to The New Yorker, and curator of Piauí International Journalism Festival, which in the past few years has featured as speakers journalists from major news outlets worldwide. She is a four times winner of Brazil’s Women in Press prize, and three times was awarded Brazilian journalism’s most distinguished prize, the Comunique-se Prize, as best print journalist in the country. She is based in Rio de Janeiro.

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