Ayrton Fagundes

Journalist, Deceased Person

1937 – 1994

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Who was Ayrton Fagundes?

Ayrton Fagundes was a Brazilian broadcast journalist.

Best known as an anchorman for prime time television newscasts such as Camera 10, at TV Difusora, Globo TV Southern subsidiary RBS, and TV Record. Ayrton Fagundes belongs to the first generation of Brazilian journalists that have introduced the nightly news programming and weekly magazines as a new genre and in a new media platform.

A presenter, editor, and executive producer, he spent the last years of his career in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia, where he was appointed bureau-chief of the Brazilian financial news daily Jornal do Comercio, of Porto Alegre, writing a daily column in politics.

He started his career in Radio, moving soon to this then new medium called television, working as one of the first broadcast journalists in the South of Brazil.

He was also chief-spokesperson for the Secretaria Especial de Informatica SEI, of the Brazilian Ministerio da Ciencia e Tecnologia, during the early years of the information technology industry in Brazil, where he worked with the new regulatory framework surrounding the nascent computer industry.

He was interviewed by Alan Riding, of the New York Times, on several occasions, regarding Brazil's "prickly computer policies".

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Born
Feb 11, 1937
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Mar 14, 1994

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on July 23, 2013

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