Monica Villamizar

Mónica Villamizar Villegas is a Colombian broadcast journalist, currently working for Al Jazeera English.


Career

Al Jazeera English - South America

Villamizar rejoined Al Jazeera English in June 2013 as a South America correspondent. Based at the bureau in Buenos Aires in Argentina, she reports from across the continent. Already in 2013, she has filed reports from Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.

CBS - Europe

Previously, she was a London correspondent for CBS Newspath.[1]

Al Jazeera English - North America

Before joining CBS, Villamizar worked for Al Jazeera English for six years. Initially, she was the Colombian correspondent, based in Bogotá, from 2006 to 2007 and was then a reporter in the United States, at the Washington, DC bureau, from 2008 to 2012.

Caracol - Colombia

She began her career in Colombia, working for Caracol TV's Noticias Caracol, from 2002 to 2007.[2]

Awards

In 2006, she received a Premio Nacional de Periodismo Simón Bolívar award for the best TV feature or report, for her series of reports on South Africa's peace process broadcast November 2005 on Caracol TV.[3]

Personal Life

Villamizar is Colombian, but was born in Austin, Texas, United States. Hispanic naming-practice includes the maternal surname after the paternal name and so in a Latin American context she is also known as: Villamizar Villegas.

She completed in her education in France, with a Masters degree in Political Science from the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris.[1]

Besides her native Spanish, she speaks English and French fluently and also has conversational Italian and Japanese.[2]


References

External links

  • Reel Mónica Villamizar
  • TV reports by Ms Villamizar
  • Photographer Daniel Montejo's diary on Ms Villamizar coverage of President Álvaro Uribe's visit to China in 2005


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