Journalist and TV legend Glória Maria passes away in Rio

The first reporter at Globo since 1971 to appear live and in colour on Jornal Nacional was a carioca.

She hosted Fantástico from 1998 to 2007 and has been a member of the Globo Repórter crew since 2010.

TV Globo reported, "It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our comrade, journalist Glória Maria."

Glória had a lung cancer diagnosis in 2019 and underwent immunotherapy with great success.

"Glória Maria started a new phase of treatment in the middle of last year [2022] to tackle new brain metastases, but sadly, it ran out of steam recently and Glória passed away this morning.

Glória Maria was a pioneer innumerable times. She was the first journalist to appear live and in colour on Jornal Nacional.