Journalist Renata Canales died this Wednesday (21), in Ribeirão Preto, in the interior of São Paulo. As determined by g1, the professional, who was 58 years old, had been hospitalized at Hospital São Francisco since last Tuesday night (20). There is still no official information about the cause of death.
Renata was the first presenter of a newscast on TV Tribuna, a broadcaster affiliated with Rede Globo. She worked at the company between 1993 and 1996. Currently, the journalist owned a business communication company, which she started in 2018.
Renata Canales was the first presenter of a TV news program on TV Tribuna — Photo: Reproduction/TV Tribuna
The professional also served as Coordinator of the Journalism course at Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá between January 2014 and August 2016. Renata worked as an editor at GloboNews, in São Paulo, from October 2012 to February 2013, and was a presenter and text editor at EPTV Ribeirão Preto from July 1996 to April 2003.
O g1 contacted Hospital São Francisco seeking more information about the journalist’s death, but did not receive a response until the last update of this report.
Renata’s brand on TV Tribuna
The sports coordinator of Grupo Tribuna, Eduardo Silva, who has worked at the station since its foundation, commented on Renata’s death. “She grew up with TV, with us, and she is a very dear person. She was a great co-worker and left a mark here. We are very saddened by this news.”
Renata was the first presenter of TV Tribuna and participated with us in a very different moment: the implementation of the newscast. She was very important, she collaborated with us not only in the presentation, but in the ‘running’ after the news.
— Eduardo Silva, Sports Coordinator at Grupo Tribuna