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NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO NAMES VETERAN JOURNALIST LORI MONTENEGRO HEAD OF ITS WASHINGTON, D.C. BUREAU

California correspondent Cristina Londoño will become Noticias Telemundo’s senior correspondent in the nation’s capital

Lori Montenegro reporting from Washington, D.C.

MIAMI –February 8, 2019- Noticias Telemundo announced the appointments of Lori Montenegro as its Bureau Chief and Cristina Londoño as Senior Correspondent in Washington, D.C. The double promotion follows the Hispanic network’s announcement of the strengthening of its D.C. operation with the addition two months ago of correspondent Javier Vega.

“Lori’s knowledge and experience make her the ideal person to lead our Washington, D.C. coverage,” Noticias Telemundo Senior Director Elizabeth Valdés remarked, “and the addition of Cristina and Javier to our team in the capital ensure that we will continue to produce journalism with the rigor, balance and relevance for which our network is known. Noticias Telemundo is going to have the best team in Spanish-language television covering the eventful two years leading up to the 2020 elections.”

For her part, Lori Montenegro commented, “I am happy and, above all, grateful for the opportunity and vote of confidence I’ve been given. At this historic moment in US politics, taking on this post is a great responsibility. Noticias Telemundo’s priority remains the same: to elevate our community through information. Our commitment to ‘tell it like it is’ includes continuing to give voice to the concerns, opinions and, especially, achievements of millions of Latinos.”

Cristina Londoño will take over the role of senior correspondent in Washington, D.C.

“I am excited for this new challenge and committed to keeping Hispanic audiences informed during these delicate times, as well as fully aware of the responsibility this represents,” Cristina Londoño said. “I am profoundly grateful to Telemundo for this unique opportunity and for the privilege of learning from one of the country’s best political journalists, my mentor and friend Lori Montenegro.”

Lori Montenegro is one of the most influential and experienced journalists in Spanish-language television. Until her current appointment, she spent more than a dozen years as Noticias Telemundo’s correspondent in Washington, D.C. She collaborates with a number of other NBCUniversal news organizations as well, including NBC News and MSNBC. Before joining Noticias Telemundo, Montenegro spent three years as Washington, D.C. correspondent for 25 Univisión affiliates. From 1991 through 1993 she was foreign political affairs correspondent for the United States Information Agency (USIA), also in the nation’s capital.

Cristina Londoño is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience covering the US Latino community. Prior to her current position as senior correspondent for Noticias Telemundo’s Washington, D.C. bureau, she served as the network’s correspondent in California (2008-2019) and Miami (2000-2008). Before joining Telemundo, she was an editorial director and producer for CBS Telenoticias, and a producer and writer at Noticias Univisión.

“Noticias Telemundo” is a leading news provider for U.S. Hispanics. Its award-winning television news broadcasts, airing from the Telemundo Center, include the daily newscast “Noticias Telemundo” with José Díaz Balart, “Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana” with Julio Vaqueiro, “Noticias Telemundo Mediodía” with Felicidad Aveleyra, the “Un Nuevo Día” news segment with Paulina Sodi, and the Sunday current affairs show “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart.” The “Noticias Telemundo Digital Team” provides uninterrupted content to U.S. Hispanics via its growing online and mobile platforms. “Noticias Telemundo Investiga" produces investigations, reports and in-depth documentaries. “Noticias Telemundo” also airs news specials, documentaries and news events such as political debates, forums and town halls.

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