Anchor Sidney Rezende, who was fired from CNN Brasil at the end of 2022, said in an interview that leaving the news channel was a shock and a shock. A year ago, the broadcaster owned by businessman Rubens Menin made cuts affecting about 120 professionals, closing its operations in Rio de Janeiro and remaining only in Sao Paulo and Brasilia. At that time, in addition to the caller, names such as Mona Lisa Perrone, Gloria Vanek, Marcela Rahal, Roberta Russo and Kenzo Machida, among others, were fired.
Sidney Rezende did not escape the cuts, not even with the success of his comment videos on social media. “The audience’s commiseration followed by their affection and warmth was a balm to our hearts. We did a good job there. “The Sao Paulo management lacked the tact in understanding the importance of having a strong position in both Rio and Brasilia,” he said of his departure in a conversation with NaTelinha, this Sunday (31). On television, the journalist has worked at GloboNews for more than 20 years.
One of the creators of Globo's CBN Radio, Sidney Rezende devotes himself to the site that bears his name, SRzd, and travels throughout Brazil giving lectures and media training. He is also a columnist for the newspaper O Dia and presenter of the program De Olho no Intercâmbio, produced by the digital international transport platform Remessa Online. The journalist revealed in the interview that he has another passion besides journalism: carnival.
“A broadcaster on radio and television, I always work in the fields of politics and economics. Who would have thought that I would participate annually in covering the carnival, right? This has been happening for 17 years. When I was at Globo, I asked them to give me the opportunity to blog on any platform at home. Since this was not possible, I suggested creating my own space. I asked the administration: “If I create a blog on a site outside Globo, will you allow it?” They authorized it. For years I was the only professional in Grupo Globo to have a website – and later a portal,” said Sidney Rezende.
On the SRzd portal, the first project was football coverage for the second decision. With their success, they also decided to talk about the carnival. “It worked so well that we thought: What if we produced carnival news every day of the year, would it work?” And he gave. SRzd was the first website in the history of the Brazilian Internet to provide hard-hitting information about Carnival in Rio and São Paulo every day of the year. My B-side, Secret. “These things seem like a whim of fate,” declared Sidney Rezende.
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