Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D. is an Edward R. Murrow award winning and Emmy nominated journalist and news anchor at WTOLTV/FOX Toledo. Prior to Ohio, she worked her way up through the local news markets of Midland and Brownsville, Texas, as well as Providence, Rhode Island before arriving in Washington D.C. to work at national and international news networks.
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.
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 award and Emmy nomination, she is also 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. Ahead of the 2016 Presidential election, she and her Golden Retriever are excited to call Ohio home.
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