Famous as the anchor of a popular Brazilian news broadcast called Jornal Nacional, he is also known for his work on a number of other Rede Globo network news programs, including Jornal da Globo, Fantastico, and Jornal Hoje.
After graduating from the University of Sao Paulo's School of Arts and Communication, he pursued a career in advertising. He began his career as a broadcast journalist in the mid 1980s, first appearing on Sao Paulo's TV Bandeirantes station.
An extremely popular newscaster, he accumulated over seven million Twitter followers in just six years.
He married fellow journalist and television host Fatima Bernardes in 1990. The couple subsequently welcomed triplets named Vinicius, Laura, and Beatriz.
He and Luciano Huck are both popular Rede Globo network television personalities.