Paulo Laserna Phillips

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Paulo Gustavo Laserna Phillips (born 8 June 1953 in Ibagué, Tolima[1]) is a Colombian journalist, political scientist, television presenter and businessman. He served as the CEO for Caracol TV between 2001 and 2011.[2]

Laserna, who was raised in Ibagué[3] and belongs to a wealthy and influential family in Tolima,[3] studied International Relations at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, political sciences and senior management from University of Los Andes, and holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. Mr Laserna was a member of the Bogotá City Council and was adviser to Andrés Pastrana during his campaign to the Bogotá Mayorship in 1988.[4]

As a journalist, he worked at Caracol Radio, Q. A. P. Noticias, Noticiero Nacional and RCN TV. He presented newsmagazine En la línea and Los reencauchados (the Colombian version of Spitting Image) in the 1990s. Since 2000 Laserna is the presenter of the Colombian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.[3]


  1. ^ (in Spanish) Paulo Laserna, sello de sobriedad, TV y Novelas Colombia, No. 290, 26 December 2000
  2. ^ "Carlos Alejandro Pérez será el nuevo presidente de Caracol Televisión". Caracol TV. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Revista Diners, ed. (March 2009). "El hombre que hace Millonarios" (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  4. ^ Juan Carlos Bermúdez (20 April 1997). "Paulo quiere que suene la gente". El Tiempo. Retrieved 26 July 2009.

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