The journalist, radio presenter and television presenter María Teresa Campos has died in Madrid at the age of 82 after being admitted in a “very serious” condition at the Fundación Jiménez Díaz due to respiratory failure, the family said in a statement

María Teresa Campos, journalist, radio presenter and television presenter, has died in Madrid at the age of 82. Specialising in talk shows and news programmes, she became one of the most influential figures on television in the last three decades, becoming the queen of the mornings.

María Teresa Campos was born in Tetuán (Morocco) in 1941, although shortly afterwards she moved with her family to Málaga. There, she graduated in Philosophy and Arts at the University of Malaga. Since he was young, he has worked professionally in radio, where he has an award-winning and extensive career.

In the 80s she moved to Madrid where she worked in morning television with the popular Jesús Hermida and became a “Hermida girl”.

With a career spanning more than half a century, she had her own radio programme for 26 years and her own television programme for 25 years, making her one of the most powerful and influential journalists in the history of communication in Spain. She was also the recipient of two Ondas awards.