Blanca Rosa Vilchez
Blanca Rosa Vilchez is the national correspondent from New York on Noticiero Univision, the newscast most viewed by Latino Americans. The newscast reaches 95% of Hispanic Americans living in the United States with nearly three million viewers every night. She has been reporting for Univision since 1987 from New York.
Her journalism career began in Lima, Peru in 1973. She was the first female news director in her native country when at the age of 22 she directed 90 Segundos (90 Seconds) a daily newscast. She studied in Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas. She is known for her coverage of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 against the Twin Towers. Images have been captured of her running from the towers as they collapsed behind her. Her coverage of this story earned her an honorable mention from the Academy of Science and Television.