Luisa Fernanda Montero
Luisa Fernanda Montero is an award-winning journalist with 20 years of experience in radio, television and print media.
During the last twelve years, Ms. Montero has covered political, immigration, national and local community issues in Washington DC, for the most prestigious media outlets in Latin America and the US. In her native Colombia, she covered topics ranging from social and urban affairs, to politics and the country’s most pressing issues of drug trafficking and guerrilla warfare.
Ms. Montero was a reporter, and later a Washington Correspondent, for Cadena Caracol, Colombia’s leading TV and radio network. She was also a reporter and anchor for Telemundo’s local channel in Washington DC, and news director for the morning broadcast Día a Día, in its radio station Viva 900 (WILC-AM). Later she was a reporter for competitor Univision, and a contributor for several radio newscasts.
In print media, Ms. Montero has been a reporter for the Servicio Hispano of EFE News Wire Services, Washington Correspondent of El Salvador’s major daily La Prensa Gráfica; and her features, columns and reports have appeared in more than 130 newspapers across the continent.
She was recently published in the book Crónicas del secuestro (Ediciones B, Bogotá, 2007), where she presented a journalistic essay on Colombian exile by reason of kidnapping. Ms. Montero received her BA in Journalism and Social Communication from the Universidad Externado de Colombia in 1995.