Chico Felitti is a journalist and columnist at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil’s most influential newspaper. Founded in 1921, Folha has the biggest circulation among quality newspapers in Brazil and is regarded as the leading print daily news vehicle in the country. The media company that publishes Folha also airs UOL, the world's largest website in a non-English language.
He joined the newspaper in 2007, chosen in a competition involving more than 3,000 candidates. Since then he has worked with some of the best professionals in Brazilian journalism in news stories and analysis in areas as different as the economy, domestic and international politics, and arts & culture. He has been a special correspondent in Turkey, covering the Syrian rebellion in loco, and in Paris, France.
He has also worked at Estado de S.Paulo, Brazil’s second most influential newspaper, and magazines such as Joyce Pascowitch, Piauí and Galileu. At Folha he was part of the editorial team of Monica Bergamo, Brazil's most influential political columnist, as both reporter and deputy editor.
He currently writes a weekly city affairs column at the Sunday magazine, one of the paper's most prestigious supplements. Since 2012, Mr. Felitti has joined Folha’s select blogger team. He writes about weddings, focusing on the matrimonial market and picturesque life stories.
Chico Felitti attended USP, the university of São Paulo – Latin America’s top ranked university. He holds a BA in journalism and a second one in social sciences.
He has received two awards for his academic papers on the rise of a market focused on the gay community in São Paulo.
Chico Felitti's pro bono work includes leading an Aisec social project for a local newspaper in Baroda, India, when he was 20 years old.
Apart from the work as a journalist, he is presently pursuing graduate studies in literature at the University of São Paulo. His first novel, Canto de Amar Tanto, will be published by Record editing house in July 2015.