Mónica Villamizar

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Mónica Villamizar Villegas is a Colombian broadcast journalist, currently working for ABC News in their London Bureau as an international correspondent.


Freelance international correspondent - London. Previously, she was a London correspondent for CBS Newspath.[1] Before joining CBS, Villamizar worked for Al Jazeera English for six years. Initially, she was the Colombian correspondent, based in Bogotá, from 2006 to 2007 and was then a reporter in the United States, at the Washington, DC bureau, from 2008 to 2012. She began her career in Colombia, working for Caracol TV's Noticias Caracol, from 2002 to 2007.[2]


In 2006, she received a Premio Nacional de Periodismo Simón Bolívar award for the best TV feature or report, for her series of reports on South Africa's peace process broadcast November 2005 on Caracol TV.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Villamizar is Colombian, but was born in Austin, Texas, United States. Hispanic naming-practice includes the maternal surname after the paternal name and so in a Latin American context she is also known as: Villamizar Villegas.

She completed in her education in France, with a Masters degree in Political Science from the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris.[1]


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