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Eugenia Viviana Hurtado (b. December 13, 1969) is a journalist, network correspondent, political analyst, and show host. She is currently a weeknight news anchor for WTOL 11, a CBS and Fox News affiliate.[10]


Early Life & Education

Viviana Hurtado was born to two Colombians immigrants. She was raised in San Francisco, California.[20]​​


She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley, a Master's degree from Stanford University, and a Doctorate's degree from Yale University.[20] 

Career in Journalism

Viviana Hurtado started her career as an anchor/reporter at WPRI in Providence, Rhode Island. She then moved to McAllen, Texas, where she became a reporter for KRGV (an affiliate for ABC News).[16]


Eventually, she left the local news station and became an ABC News correspondent in Washington D.C.; she spent 2 years there.[16]

Al Jazeera English

In 2006, Viviana was part of the Al Jazeera English launch team. As the North America correspondent, she covered U.S. foreign policy and politics for a global audience. She also reported throughout Latin America.[7]


In November 2015, Hurtado became an anchor for WTOL. She co-hosts the 6:30 newscast with anchor and sports director Dan Cummins and the 10:00 p.m. newscast with Jerry Anderson. After covering national politics in Washington, D.C. for 9 years, she decided to do cover news in a town like Toledo because she believes it's, "up close, personal, and immediately impactful."[18]

Other Journalism Positions

She has also been a regular guest host on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin. She also served as the host of Hispanic Business Today: American Success Stories - nationally syndicated on NBC - and has been a guest host and contributor at UnivisionCNN en EspañolMSNBC, and Fox News Latino.[0] [16]


She also is the founding editor and blogger-in-chief of the Wise Latina Club, a lifestyle and current events website. Founded in 2010, Hurtado started the website to empower Hispanic women and make it easier for brands, campaigns, and nonprofits to connect with them.[27]

Latinas for Latino Literature

In 2013, Viviana Hurtado co-founded a literacy and education organization called Latinas for Latino Literature (L4LL). They started it on the vision that economic empowerment heavily depends on whether one has basic reading skills. Their goal is to raise literacy rates through culturally relevant content and technology.[21]


The organization successfully launched the first, online nationwide Latino children's summer reading program, powered by Google.[20]

Awards & Accomplishments

Viviana Hurtado has been awarded for her journalistic efforts:

  •  In 2015, she won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting for her story, "A Veteran's Road to Recovery."[13] [14]
  • In 2016, she won an Emmy award for military reporting.
  • In 2017, she received a Jefferson Reporting Fellowship to go to Asia.[9]

She has also been recognized as one of the more influential Latinas in the media.[20] She has been mentioned in TIME Magazine,[24]  New York Times,[22]  The Washington Post,[23] and Rolling Stone.[20]

Personal Life

Viviana considers herself a family woman. Her hobbies include salsa dancing, running, and doing yoga.[9] She is the owner of a golden retriever named Buddy.[8] [10]

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