CNN Brazil
CNN Brasil.svg
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 peopleRenata Afonso (CEO)
Sister channels
Launched15 March 2020; 2 years ago (2020-03-15)
Streaming media Stream
YouTubeLive Stream

Cable News Network Brazil (Portuguese: CNN Brasil and abbreviated as CNN BR) is a Brazilian news-based pay television channel. Launched on 15 March 2020, CNN Brazil is owned by Novus Media, a joint-venture between Douglas Tavolaro, former header of RecordTV'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]

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 RecordTV, which had no success.[5]


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]

CNN Brazil Staff

Former integrants


BRT Program[18] Host(s)
CNN Newsroom
Anne Barbosa
CNN Money
Priscila Yazbek and Thais Herédia
CNN Novo Dia
Rafael Colombo and Stephanie Alves
Live CNN
Marcela Rahal e Daniel Adjuto
Visão CNN
Luciana Barreto and Sidney Rezende
CNN 360°
Daniela Lima
Expresso CNN
Elisa Veeck and Evandro Cini
CNN Prime Time
Márcio Gomes
Sun, 8:50p-9p
O Grande Debate - Investimentos
Priscila Yazbek
Jornal da CNN
Monalisa Perrone
William Waack
Agora CNN
Carol Nogueira
BRT Program[18] Host(s)
CNN Newsroom
Rotation of Presenters
Agora CNN Sábado
Rotation of Presenters
CNN Sábado Manhã
Rotation of Presenters
CNN Sábado Tarde
Rotation of Presenters
CNN Sábado Noite
Rotation of Presenters
Jornal da CNN Edição de Sábado
Rotation of Presenters
CNN Nosso Mundo
Glória Vanique
BRT Program[18] Host(s)
CNN Newsroom
Rotation of Presenters
Agora CNN Domingo
Rotation of Presenters
CNN Domingo Manhã
Rotation of Presenters
CNN Domingo Tarde
Rotation of Presenters
CNN Domingo Tarde
Roberta Russo
CNN Domingo Noite
Roberta Russo
WW - Edição Especial
William Waack
CNN Domingo Noite
Rotation of Presenters
CNN Brasil Soft
Program[18] Host(s)
À Prioli
Gabriela Prioli
André Mifano
CNN Sinais Vitais
Roberto Kalil
CNN Séries Originais
Elisa Veeck
CNN Soft Business
Fernando Nakagawa e Phelipe Siani
CNN Viagem & Gastronomia
Daniela Filomeno
Em Alta CNN
Mari Palma e Phelipe Siani
Entre Mundos
Pedro Andrade
Olhares Brasileiros
Abílio Diniz
Planeta CNN
No Presenter
Projeto Upload
Stéphanie Fleury
Universo Karnal
Leandro Karnal
Former programs
Program Terms Host(s)
CNN Carteira Inteligente
Fernando Nakagawa
CNN Líderes
Raquel Landim
CNN Tonight
Gabriela Prioli, Mari Palma and Leandro Karnal
Dossiê CNN
Monalisa Perrone
O Ponto
Renata Agostini and Caio Junqueira
Realidade CNN
Luciana Barreto


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  3. ^ CNN Brasil abre sede provisória em São Paulo
  4. ^ "CNN terá canal no Brasil e prevê contratação de 400 jornalistas" (in Portuguese). Exame. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
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  13. ^ Feltrin, Ricardo (25 July 2019). "CNN Brasil reforça time e contraa ex-apresentadora do canal Futura" (in Portuguese). Uol. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  14. ^ Castro, Daniel (3 September 2019). "Após 20 anos de Globo, Monalisa Perrone pede demissão e vai para a CNN Brasil" (in Portuguese). Notícias da TV. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  15. ^ Castro, Daniel (16 September 2019). "Reinaldo Gottino pede demissão da Record e reforça time da CNN Brasil". Uol (in Portuguese). Notícias da TV. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
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