SAO PAULO — An award-winning Brazilian television news anchor has died in a helicopter crash in Sao Paulo.
TV Band says Ricardo Boechat was en route to a university in the city of Campinas when the helicopter crashed onto a truck on one of Sao Paulo’s main highways on Monday. It says the pilot also died.
The 66-year-old Boechat anchored TV Band’s main nightly news, as well as hosting a radio program and writing a column for IstoE magazine.
Boechat had won three of Brazil’s most prestigious journalism awards for his reports on corruption.
The Associated Press