Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D. is an on-air reporter at Bloomberg covering global business, finance, and the economy based in New York City. An Edward R. Murrow and Emmy award winning journalist and news anchor, Viviana has reported for international, national, and local news networks, most recently at WTOL-TV in the critical political battleground state of Ohio.
Viviana was part of the Al Jazeera English launch team as the North America correspondent, covering U.S. foreign policy and politics for a global audience, as well as extensively reporting throughout Latin America, including President George W. Bush’s last official visit to South America.
Recruited by ABC News, Viviana's multiplatform reporting of broadcast, radio, and digital includes the historic 2008 Presidential election, the global financial crisis of 2009, Hurricane Ike, the Haiti earthquake, and the BP oil spill.
In addition to the Murrow and Emmy, she is a recipient of numerous awards and honors granted by organizations such as the Columbia Journalism Review and South by Southwest (SXSW).
Viviana is the creator of the women empowering and award winning The Wise Latina Club blog and cofounder of Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL), home of the Latino Children's Summer Reading Program, powered by Google which works to raise literacy rates for improved education and life outcomes. A skilled speaker and panel moderator, she has delivered keynote speeches at Johns Hopkins University and the White House.
A San Francisco, California native, Viviana is the proud daughter of Colombian immigrants. A success story with an impeccable professional reputation, she holds a Ph.D. from Yale, a master’s from Stanford, and bachelor’s from University of California at Berkeley. She has lived in Latin America, Europe, and all over the U.S.
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