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

Since Feb 2012 Monica Villamizar has been working as a freelance correspondent based in London. She has reported from Afghanistan, Egypt, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay for several networks. Her documentary about Jose Alberto Mujica was featured in Univision's Sunday program Aqui y Ahora.
CBS - Europe

Previously, she was a London correspondent for CBS Newspath.[1]

Al Jazeera English - North America

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.

Caracol - Colombia

She began her career in Colombia, working for Caracol TV's Noticias Caracol, from 2002 to 2007.[2]

She is represented by David Bordelon of HDReps.com.


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]

Besides her native Spanish, she speaks English and French fluently and also has conversational Italian and Japanese.[2]


  1. ^ a b Mónica Villamizar at HDReps
  2. ^ a b Mónica Villamizar resumé, HDReps
  3. ^ Caracol Radio, Caracol Radio ganó dos premios Simón Bolívar, 3 October 2006, retrieved 22 December 2008

Personal website http://www.monicavillamizar.com/

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