Sérgio Léo

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Sergio Leo
Born (1963-01-25) January 25, 1963 (age 53)
Rio de Janeiro
Nationality Brazilian
Occupation journalist
Website Sitio do Sergio Leo

Sergio Leo (Rio de Janeiro, January 25, 1963) is a Brazilian journalist, writer and blogger.[1]


Sergio Leo graduated in journalism from the School of Communication at UFRJ, in 1983 . That same year, he started working as an intern at the newspaper "O Globo". Prior to that, he was a freelancer for the magazines "Manchete" and "Ciência Hoje."[2]

In 1985, he moved to Brasilia where he worked until 1989 as a reporter at the Brasília branch office of the "Jornal do Brasil", and thereafter between 1995 and 1996.[2] He also worked for other major Brazilian media outlets such as "Folha de S. Paulo", "O Estado de S. Paulo", "ISTOÉ", "O Globo" and TV Globo.[1] In 2000, he participated in the founding of the newspaper "Valor Econômico", of which he would become a columnist three years later. In 2003, he got a lato sensu postgraduate degree in International Relations at the University of Brasilia (UnB). Between 2002 and 2004, he was professor of Economic Journalism course at UnB.[2]

He was one of the founders and first directors os Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo "Abraji"

In 2008 he won the Prêmio Sesc de Literatura with the short stories book "Mentiras do Rio"[3] In 2014, he published the non-fiction book "Ascensão e Queda do Império X", about the Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista.[4]


In 2008, he won the SESC Award for Literature with his book of short stories "Mentiras do Rio."[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Catálogo" (in Portuguese). SESC. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Sergio Leo" (in Portuguese). Portal dos Jornalistas. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
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