Marcelo Parreira is a journalist and news producer for Globo Broadcast, one of the country's largest media groups in Brazil. In 2004, he moved from Goiania to graduate in Journalism at the Universidade de Brasilia. Before graduating, he started an internship at Globo News, the 24/7 hard news cable TV of the group, where he worked for a year and a half. After obtaining his BA in Journalism, he started to cover Economics and Politics for Globo News, including major events at the National Congress and national elections. By 2011, he started to cover city issues and Sports within G1, the group's news website, including the preparations for the 2014 FIfa World Cup. In 2012, he returned to TV to work in coordinating reporting crews.
His academic trajetory includes an MBA in Planning, Budgeting and Publig Management from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, one of the Brazil's most prestigious institutions on the subject. He studied accountability and the relations of public transparency with journalistic responsability. Marcelo Parreira is fluent in English and a native Portuguese speaker (and also can read and understand Spanish). His academic interests include ethics in political reporting, team management, macroeconomics, and the electoral process. In his free time, he designs and plays board games.