Telemundo Cements D.C. Bureau Chief, Top Correspondent

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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.”

Cristina Londoño

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.

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  1. I’m happy for Lori, although since Obama days she started losing credibility being so mich in love with him and now displaying so much Hate for Trump. It’s sickening. But, in reality that’s how the entire NBC Telemundo “news” operations is… Very sad, since instead of news, Latinos get just propaganda that’s victimizing our community and dividing us. They never have anything good about Trump or conservatives, and everything is always wonderful when it comes to democrats. Sad. No balance. Is it hard to ask for Telemundo and others to cover what’s good and what’s bad on both sides??? Can you credit Trump on anything? Can you see things wrong on the other side ever? Can you and Un Nuevo Dia stop just promoting anti-Tump hate and promoting democrats all the time?
    Lori should be doing series about Venezuela and how Trump has been in support of Guaido and how Trump’s administration has been stirring up other countries to support the liberation of Venezuela from Socialism and its oppression.
    As far as Cristina Londoño, I’m so glad that they’re finally recognizing her. She’s by far the best reporter on Spanish language news in general. She might be liberal too, I don’t know. But at least she’s Not displaying it and she attempts to look more fair than the others when she’s covering both sides. In other words: Journalism. Great for her. Hope she brings that balanced, fair and responsible insight to real NEWS, that it’s so needed in Washington DC these days!
    Congratulations!

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