Giovanna Bellotti Azevedo (BER 20) is a distressed debt and restructuring reporter for Debtwire North America, covering the middle market and media industry beats. Giovanna is responsible for breaking news on distressed credits ahead of the market. Her reporting is fully source-driven, and through her work, she has developed relationships with leaders in the financial industry, including bankers, financial advisors, and lawyers. She broke restructuring news on companies such as Le Pain Quotidian, Potbelly, Lucky Brands, New York & Company, Stage Stores, Ruby Tuesday, Francesca’s, and Christopher & Banks, ahead of her competitors. She also writes long analytical pieces on company financials, trend stories and hosts a monthly podcast on middle-market restructuring trends.
Prior to Debtwire, Giovanna interned at Bloomberg News, in the DC Breaking News Desk, covering U.S. politics and economics. She reported on President Trump’s fourth of July festivities, two democratic presidential debates, and US congressional hearings. Giovanna has also interned for Grupo Globo, Brazil’s largest broadcaster, where she covered the 2016 elections.
In addition to her MA in Business and Economic Reporting from NYU, she holds an undergraduate degree in international politics from Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is originally from Brazil and has full professional proficiency in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French.