24 October 1949 (age 69)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Merval Soares Pereira Filho or Merval Pereira is a Brazilian journalist, political columnist and commentator for O Globo, CBN News and Globo News cable television.
Pereira joined O Globo in 1968 as a cub reporter, and has served as its editor-in-chief. From 1983 to 1985, Pereira worked for Veja, a Brazilian newsweekly.
He has served as Media Leader at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he has been a mediator for round tables on Brazil and Latin America. In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Center for Brazilian Studies at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. n November 2008, Pereira gave a talk at the ILAS on “Brazilian Perspectives on the U.S. Elections: What Is at Stake?”
He became a member of the Brazilian Academy of Philosophy in 2010 and was elected a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters in June 2011.
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