MARÍA TERESA CAMPOS
María Teresa Campos Luque was born in Tetuán, Madrid, on June 18, 1941.
He studied in religious schools, being the most important one and the one where he spent the most time, "Las Teresitas", where he studied up to High School. At the age of 15, after participating in a contest of Radio Juventud de Málaga presented by her brother Francisco, better known as Paco, the director of the radio station noticed her voice and hired her to put it at the service of the most diverse radio tasks. She was the voice of the "Discos Dedicados", so frequent at that time, and the voice of Magazines with all kinds of sections like "Panorama", which would tan her for any kind of work in radio and advertising.
In 1968 he signs with Radio Popular COPE in Malaga and starts to present the space "Español Pop", in which he makes contact with many singers, songwriters and important figures of the Spanish music world of the late 60's. He organizes concerts in Malaga of combative singers of the time, like Joan Manuel Serrat or Lluís Llach and begins a path of struggle towards freedom, in which he takes part with programs like "Mujeres 72" in which he begins to talk about free women and feminism and that he will lead until 1980 in Radio Juventud. Without a doubt, the most outstanding moment of her professional life in Malaga at that time, took place in 1981 when she read the Manifesto against the Coup d'état of February 23rd.
Llegada la Democracia, las llamadas emisoras institucionales, controladas anteriormente por el Movimiento, son unificadas y reconvertidas en una sola, llamada Radio Cadena Española, así, en 1980, María Teresa es nombrada Directora de Informativos de Andalucía de RCE, cargo que ocupara hasta 1985.
Her first flirtations with television were as a collaborator of the program "Esta Noche" in 1981, a program presented by Carmen Maura and directed by Fernando García Tola. After Ramón Colom became director of TVE (Televisión Española), María Teresa was proposed to present several programs, and she got her chance in the program "Estudio Directo", and later worked in several other programs, such as "La Tarde" and "Diario de Sesiones".
In 1986, the morning television was launched, with José Antonio Martínez Soler as the conductor, with Pilar Miró as the new General Director, its success was taken up again by the popular Jesús Hermida, who immediately wanted to have the presence of María Teresa Campos in his new program "Por la Mañana", thus becoming a "Hermida Girl" and collaborating in this way in various sections. She only interrupted her successful collaboration with Jesús Hermida in 1989, to become the assistant director of the radio program "Hoy por Hoy", of Cadena SER, which was presented and directed by the journalist Iñaki Gabilondo, but finally in 1990 she returned to television to substitute Jesús Hermida himself at the head of the desktop program "A mi Manera" which that same year changed its name to "Esta es su Casa", and finally in 1991 it was called "Pasa la Vida". With this last title, María Teresa began to be the "Queen of Mornings" since when the program was broadcast in the morning, she became for some the leader of the "Marujas" television and for others, the great majority, an all-rounder capable of doing all the jobs that are set before her, as she also demonstrates and is demonstrating in her long career.
Although her success on the public channel was notable, in reality she always felt under-utilized. Thus, in 1996 she signed with the private channel Telecinco, which was undoubtedly a great decision that would fill her with successful programs such as "Día a Día", "Mesa del debate", "Cruce de Caminos", "Tu dirás", "El Laberinto de la Memoria", "La Mirada Critica" or the famous "Que Tiempo tan Feliz".
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS TO HIS PUBLIC CAREER
- "Premio Ondas 1980" and "Premio Nacional de Radio", for his successful career in Radio Juventud de Málaga and Radio Cadena Española.
- Golden Antenna 1994, 2000 and 2015.
- Golden TP and Special Award, for his Professional Career 1999 and 2004.
- Ondas Award 2002 and National Television Award, to the best professional work.
- Gold Microphone 2003.
- Gold Medal of Andalusia 2000.
- Clara Campoamor Award 2007, for her trajectory in the defense of women's equality, granted by the Secretary of Equality of the PSOE.
- Iris Lifetime Achievement Award 2012, from the Spanish Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.