Lilia Luciano Biography
Lilia Luciano is an award-winning television investigative journalist, filmmaker, and public speaker. She is the investigative reporter at ABC 10 in Sacramento and was the chief investigative correspondent on Discovery Channel’s Border Live.
In 2019 she was awarded a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism as a special commendation for enterprose for her four-part documentary series, Puerto Rico Rises, which she directed and produced for ABC Sacramento, a TEGNA station.
In 2018 her coverage of the Northern California Wildfires of 2018 received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuous Coverage. She won two Regional Emmy Awards in 2018 for California Wildfires coverage and one for Puerto Rico Rises. In 2013 Luciano was also awarded a GLAAD award for her coverage of homophobia in U.S. Hispanic media.
She is the investigative reporter at ABC 10 in Sacramento, California. Luciano is the director and producer of Wars of Others, an HBO Latino documentary film about the consequences of the U.S. War on Drugs on Colombian farmers and the founder of CoInspire, an interview series about entrepreneurship in partnership with Rokk3r Labs. She has worked as a host and contributor at various VICE platforms in English and Spanish.
later she worked as a national news correspondent for NBC News’s The Today Show, Nightly News with Brian Williams and MSNBC. She is a TEDx speaker and contributing columnist for Huffington Post writing both in English and Spanish about issues concerning the Hispanic community, the War on Drugs and Human Rights.
She serves the advisory council of United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up initiative. She has served as a moderator at the Oslo Freedom Forum Human Rights conferences since 2016.
Lilia Luciano Age
Lilia Luciano is an award-winning television investigative journalist, filmmaker, and public speaker. She was born on October 12. 1984 in San Juan, Puerto Rica. She is 34 years old as of 2018.
Lilia Luciano Family
She was born in the year 1984 in San Juan, Puerto Rica. Her birthday falls on 12th of October. She has not shared information about her parents. But Lilia has a brother.
While at the University of Miami, she interned with Telemundo where she produced and anchored a finance and economics segment for Telemundo Internacional. After graduating from The University of Miami, Luciano was hired by Univision Networks as correspondent and co-anchor for evening newscast En Vivo y Directo.
She went to Tufts University in Massachusetts to study pre-medicine. Later in the year 2003, she got transferred to the University of Miami. She graduated in the year 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and broadcast journalism.
Lilia Luciano Husband
Luciano is single as of 2019. She was married to Luis Alayo, who is a Catalonian banker. The couple joined hands on December 28. 2007.
They later separated after staying together for one year and six months. They divorce was due to citing irreconcilable differences.
She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists In 2010, Cosmopolitan Magazine featured Luciano on their November 2010 cover. In 2009, People en Español selected Luciano in their 50 Most Beautiful people issue.Lilia Luciano Images
Lilia Luciano Net Worth
Univision Networks hired Lilia as a correspondent and co-anchor for evening newscast En Vivo y Directo after she completed her graduation.
She joined NBC News in December 2010 from Univision network where she worked as a co-host for the show Aquí y Ahora. Moreover, she was a co-host at Escandalo TV a TeleFutura Network from 2006 to 2010. She has an estimated Net Worth of $1million dollars as of 2019.
Lilia Luciano Television
She joined NBC News in December 2010 from Univision network where she served as co-host of a live daily program and as a correspondent for the top-rated show Aquí y Ahora. Later, she was a co-host from 2006 to 2010 at Escandalo TV (Scandal TV), a spicy Spanish gossip show at TeleFutura Network.
Lilia Luciano Novio
Lilia Luciano: ‘They even told me that my name was toxic’
For the first time, after her departure from NBC when her contract was canceled for having been involved in the supposed edition of the call to 911 in the case of George Zimmerman , Lilia Luciano broke the silence, and exclusively for the magazine Cara Mía, she recounted with bravery how his career collapsed, how doors closed in his face, and he even confessed that he had to work in restaurants to pay for his studies.
“After that came four years of doors that closed in my face. They even told me that my name was toxic, and I had no other choice than to start writing my own story, ” the Puerto Rican journalist tells the magazine.
When he talks about writing his own story it is because after the scandal he decided to travel to Barcelona, Spain and go back to school. Then she invested what she had left in producing herself a documentary about the fight against drugs, which she made in Colombia, at the risk of losing everything.
However, its risk paid off and HBO bought the documentary and just launched it globally.
Despite the blow, Lilia says in the magazine that she now feels a better person. “It was as if I had been thrown from a 30th floor without protection. The biggest learning of my life came after that moment … I went from being a national correspondent of NBC to looking for work as ‘hostess’ in a restaurant to pay for my studies, ” she confesses to Cara Mía with courage.
‘Outer Wars’, her documentary tells that war on drugs, she got herself into the middle of the jungle and today, after all, she had lived, Lilia assured them: “I have developed a criterion … As a journalist, one of my missions is the voice of those who do not have it to claim their rights. ”
Lilia Luciano ABC 10
As an investigative reporter at ABC 10, Luciano has uncovered patterns of corruption in family court through an ongoing multipart series. She has run investigations on sex trafficking, low teacher diversity, campaign financing, police shootings, including daily coverage of the shooting of Stephon Clark in 2018.
Her HBO documentary film, released in 2016 uncovers the social, environmental and health impacts of aerial spraying in Colombia.
As a VICE News host, she investigated the oil and gas industry’s impact on Louisiana’s loss of coastal land. At VICELAND’s Black Market Dispatches, Luciano embedded with a caravan of gasoline smugglers, hiding in a racing car filled with 400 galons of contraband gasoline.
Lilia Luciano Recognition
In 2018, she was awarded a Regional Edward R Murrow Award for Continuous Coverage of the Northern California Wildfires. She has been nominated for 5 Northern California Emmys, one in 2017 and four in 2018.
The stories nominated involve coverage of the California Wildfires, the medical benefits of psychedelics, the rise of the YIMBY movement, and her documentary about colonialism and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Lilia Luciano Email
Luciano is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Luciano is an advanced Scuba diver, water skier and says she looks forward to take up climbing as a hobby in our surrounding national parks. You can contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter or “like” her on Facebook by clicking this link:
Lilia Luciano NBC News
In August 2011 Lilia Luciano covered Hurricane Irene from Nassau, Bahamas for NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today Show, MSNBC, The Weather Channel, CNBC, and Telemundo. She went on to cover the storm’s trail of devastation in North Carolina.
Casey Anthony trial
During the summer of 2011, Luciano covered the Casey Anthony first-degree murder trial in Orlando, Florida for MSNBC and the Today Show. Luciano reported live from the Orange County courthouse throughout the six-week trial. At midnight on July 17, she gave a special breaking news report on MSNBC to announce Anthony’s release from prison.
Joran Van der Sloot trial
On January 2012 Luciano was the only national correspondent from the major networks covering the murder trial against Joran Van der Sloot in Lima, Peru for both Today Show, and Telemundo, obtaining exclusive interviews with the victim’s family and government authorities in Lima.
University of Virginia lacrosse murder trial
On February 22. 2012 Luciano reported for Today, MSNBC and Comcast Sports on the first-degree murder trial against University of Virginia Lacrosse captain George Huguely, convicted in the death of his girlfriend Yeardley Love.
Trayvon Martin shooting
Luciano was one of the national television reporters on the scene in Sanford, Florida covering this story. Adopted from NBC News.