William Bonner (newscaster)

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William Bonner
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The Brazilian journalist William Bonner
Born William Bonemer Júnior
(1963-11-16) 16 November 1963 (age 54)
Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Alma mater University of São Paulo
Occupation Journalist, Publicist, Anchor
Years active 1985–present
Notable credit(s) Jornal Nacional
Jornal da Globo
Jornal Hoje
Fátima Bernardes
(m. 1990; div. 2016)
Children 3

William Bonemer Júnior (born 16 November 1963), known professionally as William Bonner, is a Brazilian newscaster, publicist and journalist. He is the current editor-in-chief and anchorman of Jornal Nacional, the most-watched Brazilian news program, aired by Rede Globo.


He graduated with a degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Advertising and Publicity from the School of Arts and Communication, University of São Paulo (ECA-USP). He began his professional career in 1983 in advertising.

In 1985 he began working at TV Bandeirantes in São Paulo, as an announcer and presenter. In June 1986, he moved to Rede Globo in São Paulo, where he was the editor and presenter of a local television news show, SPTV. In 1988 he also became host of Fantástico. The following year he moved to Rio de Janeiro. He presented Jornal da Globo between 1989 and 1992 alongside Fátima Bernardes. Between 1994 and 1996, he was editor-in-chief and newscaster for the program Jornal Hoje; in April 1996, he became lead anchor of Jornal Nacional, a news program that airs from Mondays to Saturdays on Rede Globo, alongside Renata Vasconcellos.

Personal life[edit]

Bonner and Fátima Bernardes are parents of triplets: Beatriz, Laura, and Vinicius. They all live in Rio de Janeiro. Recently, Bonner released the book Jornal Nacional: Modo de Fazer, a tribute to the 40 years of Jornal Nacional that documents the making of the show.[1] The end of the relationship with Fatima was announced on August 29, 2016 on Twitter.

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