Ana Pastor

TVE moderator




Specific topics

Foreign policyJournalismpoliticswomen

Ana Pastor began to work n 1999 for Cadena SER. She was part of Iñaki Gabilondo's team. She is specialized in international journalism. She has been a special correspondent in the Tsunami disaster (Southeast Asia), the bombings in London and she has been in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Niger, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea,Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

In addition to all of this she has directed and presented a weekly program called "Punto de fuga" where he interviewed people like Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia, former president of Ireland,pribnce of Spain and Mary Robinson.In September 2006, she hosted theTVE program 59 seconds, in which participants have a minute to tell their opinion about politics.

From September 2009 to 2012 he presented the TVE program during breakfast replacing Pepa Bueno. This program got a great acceptance among the public, getting to be leader of its time slot in October 2010. When Ana Pastor left in 2012 ther was a gradual audience descent of the program and until today they have not been able to recover the audience data of the « Pastor era ». Other collaborations include the Weekly Report along with other journalists and participation in the evening program presented by Toni Garrido.

On March 15, 2011, he interviewed the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, this interview caused a lot of controversy because the veil that was covering journalist hair, slipped off his shoulders.Her name was on the internet and social networks.Rafael Correa interview went viral too.

In the same interview, Ana Pastor argued about how media is being an "intermediary" between citizens and governments, with some exceptions, of some media communication companies that were professionals.

On August 12, 2011 a Partido Popular Candidate was against the journalist, announcing the possibility that if the Partido Popular wins the elections she will be fired out.

Few months before Ana Pastor was doing an interview with María Dolores de Cospedal,this interview was controversial too, Ana partor gave her opinion about the neutrality and objectivity of the Media Channel who was recording this interview questioned by Cospedal. Ana Pasto has been awarded with several national awards for her impartiality, such as "Freedom of Expression Award in 2011" given by the National Press Association and the 17th candidate for the VII Couso Prize Freedom of the press and Triangle Award 2011.

After the triumph of the PP in the elections on November 2011, Leopoldo González-Echenique is the new president for RTVE and Julio Somoano the director of information. Due to this change, on August 4 of 2012, the cessation of the direction of the TVE breakfast program was made public. RTVE argued that the offered to her to host another program that she rejected; nevertheless, the journalist denied that proposal and declared that they fire her "for doing journalism", and that they did not expleained it to her in a clear way.

In September 2012, she signed for CNN where she does interviews to political personalities, culture and sports at a national and international level this program "Frente a frente", she has interviewed prestigious personalities such as Antonio Banderas, Ferran Adrià, Juan Manuel Santos, Rafael Correa and Rafa Nadal. the interviews are broadcast by the cable channel TNT (Spain).

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