Ana Amélia Lemos

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Ana Amélia Lemos
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Senator for Rio Grande do Sul
Assumed office
February 1, 2011
Personal details
Born (1945-03-23) March 23, 1945 (age 73)
Lagoa Vermelha, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Political party PP (2009–present)
Spouse(s) Octávio Omar Cardoso
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
Website Website

Ana Amélia Lemos (Lagoa Vermelha, March 23, 1945) is a Brazilian journalist and politician. She worked as a columnist and commentator for RBS in Distrito Federal, before applying the Senator by the Rio Grande do Sul, elected in the General Election 2010.


Graduated in Media by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul,[1] Lemos worked as a Reporter in Journal of Commerce and the branch of Morning Post and as correspondent of the magazine Overview. She began her career in RBS in 1977, acting as a reporter for economics and producer and host of the "Economic Outlook", the first column of economics at the TV in the Southern Brazil.

In 1979, Ana Amelia moved to GMT, as a reporter for Zero Hour of RBS TV and Radio Gaucha. Three years later, she was named director of RBS's capital Brazil, a post she held until December 2003. Lemos then participated in programs like Good Morning Rio Grande, on TV, and Current Gaucho, Gaucho on radio, signing a column in the editorial policy of the newspaper Zero Hora.

Political career[edit]

On March 15, 2010, Lemos announced her retirement from the RBS Group to join the life policy. She was a candidate of the Progressive Party (PP) for Senator by Rio Grande do Sul, it was elected on October 3, 2010 with 29.54% of the votes.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Ana Amélia Lemos was married to lawyer and politician Omar Octavio Cardoso, who died in 2011.


  1. ^ "Ana Amélia Lemos troca o jornalismo pela política". Clicrbs (in Portuguese). March 15, 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eleições 2010 - Rio Grande do Sul". Terra Networks (in Portuguese).