Milomir Marić

Milomir Marić (Serbian Cyrillic: Миломир Марић; born 7 January 1956) is a Serbian journalist and writer. Currently, he is host of several programs on Happy TV — daily morning show Jutarnji program, weekly panel show Ćirilica, irregularly broadcast one-on-one talk show Goli život, as well as the reality show Parovi.[1]

Milomir Marić
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Marić promoting the third season of Parovi reality show in February 2015.
Born (1956-01-07) 7 January 1956 (age 65)[1]
NationalitySerbian
OccupationJournalist, writer
Years active1970s–present
Notable work
Deca komunizma

BiographyEdit

Marić studied Journalism at the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade. He began his journalism career in the mid-1970s at Duga,[1] a bi-weekly magazine re-launched a few years earlier in the early 1970s in Belgrade, SR Serbia. He made his name via interviews with Yugoslav dissidents, such as Franjo Tuđman[2] whom he interviewed in 1981. His articles were controversial and in some cases led to terminations of his editors and supervisors.[1]

Throughout the 1980s, Marić was able to secure interviews with a number of aging Yugoslav communists — a basis for his 1987 book Deca komunizma ("Children of Communism").[1] Vladimir Dedijer was his mentor during the time (1979–1986) he wrote this book. The book was a considerable commercial and critical success, and he soon got an invitation to speak at Yale, Harvard and Princeton.[1]

In the early 1990s, he returned to Belgrade and his old magazine Duga where he was appointed editor-in-chief.[1] Although the magazine was ostensibly critical of Slobodan Milošević, it also published a monthly column written by Milošević's wife Mira Marković, which was often ridiculed for its poetic naivety.[1] During this time, Duga journalist Dada Vujasinović died from a gunshot under suspicious circumstances (the death is officially described as suicide).[1]

Later in the 1990s, Marić was sacked from Duga, leading to a period during which he worked for and edited several publications, including most notably Profil, which he launched himself.

In 2001, he became a director at Bogoljub Karić's BK TV. His involvement with BKTV ended during the mid-2000s after the network lost its national broadcasting license.

By 2008, Marić landed at the Predrag "Peconi" Ranković-owned Happy TV where he has been working ever since.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Milomir Marić". biografija.org. Biography Database.
  2. ^ Stjepandić, Dražen (12 December 2020). "Poznati Srpski Novinar: 'Tuđman mi je odbrusio – Nisam ja Titov general, nego doktor povijesti!'". dnevno.hr.