With talk of undocumented immigrants and the creation of a fortified border wall separating the U.S. from Mexico two of the biggest news topics of interest to Hispanic consumers, Telemundo has bulked up its Washington, D.C., presence by selecting a new Bureau Chief and a Senior Correspondent.
Both individuals are women, and they add to the addition two months ago of a male correspondent at the NBCUniversal-owned broadcast TV network.
Noticias Telemundo has set Lori Montenegro as its D.C. Bureau Chief and selected Cristina Londoño as its Senior Correspondent.
The double promotion follows the Spanish-language sibling of NBC’s naming two months ago of Javier Vega as a Washington correspondent.
“Lori’s knowledge and experience make her the ideal person to lead our Washington, D.C. coverage,” said Noticias Telemundo Senior Director Elizabeth Valdés. “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.”
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 U.S. 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.”
Londoño commented, “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.”
Montenegro 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 Univision affiliates. From 1991 through 1993 she was foreign political affairs correspondent for the United States Information Agency (USIA), also in the nation’s capital.
Londoño previously 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 Univision.