Ex-CNN anchor new media man for Platini
UEFA has hired former CNN sports presenter Pedro Pinto as its
head of press relations with special responsibility for its
president Michel Platini.
UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino says Pinto’s duties
include ”coordinating institutional communications relating
especially to the UEFA president.”
Pinto will begin work in mid-January, at the start of a year in
which Platini is expected to announce if he will run for the FIFA
presidency in 2015.
Pinto has presented football ceremonies including UEFA’s
Champions League draw in Monaco and FIFA’s world player of the year
gala in Zurich.
Infantino says after a meeting of UEFA’s executive committee
that Pinto will work alongside David Farrelly, who remains head of
its communications department.