Fernanda Ezabella is an award-winning correspondent from Brazil based in Hollywood, California. She covers the glamour and the grit of Los Angeles, from art and culture to politics and crime for Folha de S.Paulo, one of Brazil’s largest newspapers.
Her entertainment stories have included the latest Hollywood writers strike, the perils of the stunt doubles’ work, and many movie releases, from blockbusters such as “Barbie” to independent Oscar-winning documentaries. When not interviewing actors and directors, such as Werner Herzog, Brad Pitt and Al Pacino, she is talking to Silicon Valley moguls, such as Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook) and Adam Mosseri (Instagram), or investigating marijuana plantations, mass shootings and the immigration crisis at the border.
Fernanda has lived in Hollywood for the past 13 years having started her career at Reuters after graduating from journalism school in her hometown Sao Paulo. She is the winner of the 64th Southern California Journalism Awards for her story about P-22, a mountain lion who used to live in the wild in the Hollywood Hills. In 2022, she was nominated Best Journalist of the Year by the 15th National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards, organized by the Los Angeles Press Club.
She has reported from more than 30 U.S. states and wrote about Bob Dylan’s childhood homes in Minnesota and Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural sites in Arizona and Wisconsin. Fernanda is also an enthusiastic bird watcher and a contributor to The Wrentit, the newsletter of the Pasadena Audubon Society.