Pedro Pinto Biography
|Date of Birth:||1975 , January-28|
|Age:||43 years old|
|Birth Name||Pedro Mendonça Pinto|
|Education||University of North Carolina|
A Portuguese-American Pedro Pinto is the current Chief of Communications and Media for UEFA based in Switzerland. He is also a spokesman for European Football’s Governing Body. He is the chief of Press working directly under Michel Platini. Pedro is also a journalist. He used to work for CNN international based in Atlanta and London, England as a sports anchor.
Early Life & Education
Pedro Pinto was born in Lisbon, Portugal in the year 1975 January 28. He was raised in Portugal. The information on his parents is also not available. Growing up in Portugal, Pedro went to St. Julian’s School and has graduated from AISL (American International School of Lisbon). He has been fond of writing and reporting since his school days.
Michael Holmes' received a degree in communications and marketing from the University of North Carolina and another degree from Carolina School of Broadcasting. While at University, he had worked as a sports writer for three years and awarded with “Sports Writer of the Year” in 1999.
Pedro Pinto initially interned at NBA and MSNBC in Charlotte. His professional debut in broadcasting started in 1996 with RTP as a host of series of cartoon programs. Pinto got the opportunity to host the news shows in RTP where he specialized in sports. However, in 1998, Pinto got a big break as he was hired by CNN as a sports anchor and correspondent. He stayed in Atlanta until 2003, working for CNN. During the time, he got the opportunity to cover several elite sports events including 2012 FIFA World Cup and Champions League.
Pedro Pinto later decided to return back to Portugal in 2003 and anchored Ultimas Noticias on Sports TV. He served Sports TV until 2006 and moved back to CNN based in London as a sports anchor. Serving CNN for next seven years, he covered Europe’s major sporting events and interviewed top athletes including Ronaldo, Kaka, Roger Federer and many others.
Pedro Pinto anchored CNN World Sports show and later also new football program of the network “CNN FC”. After serving CNN for 15 years, Pedro left the job to become the Chief of Press at UEFA working directly under President Michel Platini.
The current salary and the net worth of Pedro Pinto are not disclosed anywhere whatsoever by any source but is believed to be very high and satisfactory.
Moving onto the personal life of Pedro Pinto, he was once married. He was married to Hongkong based CNN news anchor Monita Rajpal. The couple later got divorced. The reason behind their divorce is not disclosed. No information is available on Pedro’s past affairs and girlfriends. It is also not known if he has any children from any of his relationships. No information is available on the current relationship status of Pedro. Being secretive about personal life, Pedro has been able to keep the media radar away from personal life and therefore has avoided any possible rumors and controversy.
Social Media Profile
Pedro Pinto is active on Twitter since January 2014 with the twitter handle @PedroPintoUEFA. He is also available on LinkedIn. A very brief biography on Pedro is available on Wikipedia. It is very hard to known stories and news on him as only handful of information is available on the internet.