The television host, who had a 55-year journalistic career, had been hospitalized for Covid-19 and suffered a complication from bilateral pneumonia. Known especially for his current affairs programs, he also stood out for his work as a soccer reporter.
At the age of 73, journalist Mauro Viale died, admitted to the Los Arcos sanatorium after becoming ill with coronavirus and suffering a complication from the diagnosis of bilateral pneumonia.
His illness was devastating, since the first dose of the vaccine had been inoculated on Thursday . Now it is known that the disease was already incubating. He began to suffer some symptoms and the subsequent swab revealed that he had covid-19.
Viale himself reported his inoculation. “Today I went to get vaccinated and the first thing they did was take my temperature . They warned me that I could get a fever. They are aiming to call me to ask if I had a fever because it is very dangerous for the vaccine to act with this side effect. I don’t have a fever, “he told Mauro, more than news , the program he was conducting on A24.
As it turned out, this Sunday he had been transferred to an intermediate therapy room because he had experienced an improvement .
“Unfortunately I have to give the worst news I had to give today and that is that Mauro Viale has died. Our friend, colleague. Many years of working with him. Sometimes, for us, giving news is not just giving news ”, said his colleague from A24 Rolando Graña when announcing the news on the screen of that channel.
Graña said that earlier this Sunday he had spoken with Jonatan, Viale’s son and also a journalist, and confirmed that he had begun to evolve favorably. “He told me that he had improved, that he was saturating better.” “However, in the last hours it is seen that something happened. And Mauro, our dear Mauro, with whom we have shared so many programs, so many hours, so many coverage, so many mobiles, so many discussions on camera and off camera, he left us ”, added Graña.
Also this same Sunday afternoon, Jonatan Viale had published on his Instagram account an image of his father and son with a message of encouragement: “My favorite photo. You’re going to be fine because you’re a bull. Thank you for the messages of love and strength. We need you a lot
He made his debut in sports journalism in 1967, for Rivadavia and in the team of José María Muñoz . In the 80s he made a duo with Enrique Macaya Márquez. In 1974 he was one of the special envoys to the World Cup in Germany on the old Channel 11, today Telefé. Already on Channel 7, which with the proximity of the Argentina World Cup became Argentina Televisora Color (ATC), broadcast the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups. Each transmission began with a catchphrase: ‘Who moves’.
He stopped reporting in 1989 and never returned to football. As a “current affairs” journalist, he hosted La Mañana and La noche , on ATC. His most successful program was Mediodia con Mauro , por América, where his sensationalist style enhanced and squeezed the so-called “Coppola Case.” He was also the protagonist of a remembered fight on the air with businessman Alberto Samid .