Ricardo Boechat

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Ricardo Boechat
Ricardo Boechat.jpg
Boechat in 2010
Born Ricardo Eugênio Boechat
(1952-07-13)July 13, 1952
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Brazilian
Occupation Journalist, announcer
Television BandNews FM

Ricardo Eugênio Boechat (born July 13, 1952 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a Brazilian journalist and announcer. He was present in the country's main newspapers, like O Globo, O Dia, O Estado de São Paulo and Jornal do Brasil, worked as news director. Now he is an anchor in radio programming on the news network BandNews FM from 7 am to 9 am Monday to Friday, and on the TV news show Jornal da Band. Winner of three Esso Journalism Awards,[1] Boechat have a weekly column at revista IstoÉ.[2] In 2002 he wrote the book Copacabana Place.[3]


The elder son of French Jewish parents who immigrated to Brazil in 1945, Boechat began his career in 1970 as reporter at the newspapers O Estado de S. Paulo, Jornal do Brazil, and the now extinct Daily News. In 1983 went to the newspaper O Globo (The Globe). In 1987 he served a six-month term as the Secretariat of Social Communication in the government of Moreira Franco (1987–1991). After fulfilling that commitment he returned to The Globe. At the same time, he began teaching at the College of the City of Rio de Janeiro, where he was involved in editing the monthly newsletter.

He presently hosts a radio news program on BandNews FM, serves as an anchor on the News program Jornal da Band, writes a column for the newspaper O Dia in Rio de Janeiro, and writes a weekly column in the magazine Isto É.

Boechat voices a jaguar newscaster in the Brazilian version of the American animated film Zootopia (Zootropolis). Other versions of Zootopia released in other countries use different newscaster characters.[4]


  1. ^ "Esso Award" (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Boechat's Weekly Column in IstoÉ" (in Portuguese). Retrieved January 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ Root, Regina A. (2005). The Latin American Fashion Reader. Berg Publishers. p. 189. ISBN 978-1-85973-893-1. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Loughrey, Clarisse. "Zootropolis' new anchors change animal depending on what country you're in." The Independent. March 7, 2016. Retrieved on March 7, 2016.