CNN Brazil
Broadcast areaBrazil
HeadquartersAv. Paulista 1374 - Bella Vista, São Paulo (SP)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerNovus Media
(Rubens Menin)
Warner Bros. Discovery
(Brand licensing of CNN)
Key peopleJoão Camargo (CEO)
Sister channels
Launched15 March 2020; 4 years ago (2020-03-15)
Streaming media Stream
YouTubeLive Stream
CNN Brazil Online
Type of site
Available inPortuguese
FoundedMarch 15, 2020; 4 years ago (2020-03-15)
Country of originBrazil
OwnerNovus Media
(Rubens Menin)
Warner Bros. Discovery
(Brand licensing of CNN)
Current statusActive

Cable News Network Brazil (Portuguese: CNN Brasil and abbreviated as CNN BR) is a Brazilian news-based pay television channel and news website. Launched on 15 March 2020, CNN Brazil is owned by Novus Media, a joint-venture between Douglas Tavolaro, former header of Record's news division, and Rubens Menin, owner of MRV Engenharia. Novus Media has a licensing agreement with original CNN channel owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.[1][2] CNN Brazil is the second local franchise of CNN in South America, after CNN Chile.

Its headquarters are in São Paulo,[3] with offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, besides international bureaus with almost 400 journalists.[4] Previously, in 2017, the channel did a partnership with RedeTV! and Simba Content, formed by SBT and Record, which had no success.[5]

Programs are aired 24 hours daily via digital terrestrial TV networks, pay TV providers in Brazil; and live streaming services for overseas viewers.


CNN looked to enter the Portuguese language market, one of the only ones still not covered by the many affiliates of the brand around the world. In 2019, it was announced that the broadcaster would act in Brazil, with local strategic partners. The business montage in Brazil was in charge of the businessman Rubens Menin, with a vast and well-known performance in the civic construction and financial markets, and the journalist Douglas Tavolaro, co-founder and CEO of the new channel.[6][7][8]

Initially, the first announced names to act in CNN Brazil came from companies such as Globo, Record, BBC and Band. On 4 June 2019, two former TV Globo presenters were announced. Evaristo Costa and William Waack were hired to, respectively, present a show in CNN London headquarters, with a mix of journalism and entertainment, and the second, a TV news during prime time, from Mondays to Fridays.[9] The premiere of the pay television channel is predicted to second semester of 2019. It is expected that CNN Brazil will also have a strong online presence, covering all social medias and innovating in the distribution of journalistic content through these platforms.[10]

On Tuesday, 18 June, images of the CNN Brazil headquarters were published in the broadcaster official profile. The location will be in Paulista Avenue, in the district of Bela Vista, in front of the São Paulo Metro station Trianon-Masp. The building has more than 4,000 square metres (43,000 sq ft) and was the Banco Real operations center. According to the founder-partner and Chairman of CNN Brazil, Douglas Tavolaro, the decision to establish the future news channel in that place was "strategic", aiming a larger approach with the audience. "We want to be part of the everyday life of the Brazilians and be integrated with the audience. Because of that, the chose to be in the pulsing center and postcard of the largest city in the country, next to the people", said Tavolaro.[11]

On 22 July 2019, the broadcaster announced the hiring of the couple Mari Palma and Phelipe Siani.[12]

On 25 July 2019, CNN Brazil announced the hiring of its first black journalist, Luciana Barreto.[13]

On 3 August 2019, journalist Monalisa Perrone left TV Globo to accept "an irrefusable offer" made by CNN Brazil.[14]

Famous TV reporter and TV presenter Reinaldo Gottino left RecordTV on 16 September 2019 to join CNN Brazil, being the first reporter who wasn't a TV Globo employee to join the new broadcaster.[15]

Taís Lopes who was recently part of the JN local presenters rotation, where stood out and got CNN Brasil to meet on 4 November 2019.[16]

For a brief period in February 2021, CNN Brazil was relayed without authorization on TV Colinas, a terrestrial television station in Colinas do Tocantins. Due to legal judicial action, the affiliation ceased.[17][18]

CNN Brazil Staff

Former integrants


BRT Program[20] Host(s)
CNN Novo Dia
Carol Nogueira
Live CNN
Elisa Veeck
CNN Brasil Meio-Dia
Muriel Porfiro
Bastidores CNN
Gustavo Uribe
Tainá Falcão
CNN 360°
Raquel Landim
CNN Arena
Leandro Magalhães
CNN Prime Time
Márcio Gomes
William Waack
O Grande Debate
Leandro Magalhães
11:30p-12p, Fridays
The Golf Brasil
Henrique Kirilauskas
BRT Program[20] Host(s)
CNN Newsroom Sábado
Rotation of Presenters
Agora CNN Sábado
Rotation of Presenters
Agora CNN Sábado
Rotation of Presenters
CNN Primetime Sábado
Rotation of Presenters
BRT Program[20] Host(s)
CNN Newsroom Domingo
Rotation of Presenters
Agora CNN Domingo
Rotation of Presenters
DominGOL com Benja
Benjamin Back
Agora CNN Domingo
Rotation of Presenters
CNN Primetime Domingo
Rotation of presenters
É Negócio
Carlos Santana
CNN Esportes S/A
João Vitor Xavier
WW - Edição Especial
William Waack
CNN Brasil Soft
Program[20] Host(s)
CNN Séries Originais
Elisa Weeck
CNN Sinais Vitais
Roberto Kalil
CNN Viagem & Gastronomia
Daniela Filomeno
Former programs
Program Terms Host(s)
André Mifano
À Prioli
Gabriela Prioli
Abílio Diniz
CNN Carteira Inteligente
Fernando Nakagawa
CNN Freedom Project
Carlos Tramontina
CNN Líderes
Raquel Landim
CNN Manhã
Roberto Nonato
Nicole Fusco
Stêvão Limana
CNN Produções Especiais
Glória Vanique
CNN Sábado/Domingo
Rotation of presenters
CNN Soft Business
Philipe Siani
Fernando Nakagawa
CNN Tonight
Gabriela Prioli, Mari Palma and Leandro Karnal
Dossiê CNN
Monalisa Perrone
Entre Mundos
Pedro Andrade
Expresso CNN
Monalisa Perrone
Elisa Veck and Evandro Cini
Jornal da CNN
William Waack
Monalisa Perrone
Mica Rocha
Olhares Brasileiros
Abílio Diniz
O Ponto
Renata Agostini and Caio Junqueira
Popverso CNN
Phelipe Siani and Mari Palma
Projeto Upload
Stéphanie Fleury
Realidade CNN
Luciana Barreto
Universo Karnal
Leandro Karnal
Visão CNN
Cassius Zeilmann
Luciana Barreto
Carla Vilhena
Roberta Russo


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