Journalist Antônio Britto, from Rio Grande do Sul, was a reporter and policy editor in the 1980s.
A spokesman for Tancredo Neves made history by announcing the death of the president-elect in 1985.
He joined Globo in 1979. He was regional editor of journalism in Brasília and coordinated, between 1983 and 1985, the coverage of important facts, such as demonstrations for direct elections for president and the vote on the Dante de Oliveira amendment.
He left Globo in February 1985 to be Tancredo Neves’ press secretary, elected president of the Republic.
In 1986, Antônio Britto was elected constituent federal deputy in Brasilia. He actively participated in the drafting of the Constitution in 1988. In 1990, re-elected federal deputy, he was chairman of the Commission for Science and Technology, Communication and Informatics. In 1992, he became head of the Ministry of Social Security in the Itamar Franco government, and in 1994 he was elected governor of Rio Grande do Sul.
In 2003 he started his journey in the corporate market as president of Calçados Azaleia S.A. and, in late 2006, he was responsible for the corporate affairs area of the telephone company Claro.
In 2009, he assumed the presidency of Interfarma, Association of the Pharmaceutical Research Industry, where he served for 10 years.
Today he is a consultant for different organizations in the Health ecosystem.