About

Viviana Avila Lindo Viviana Avila Lindo has been a broadcast journalist since 1997. This multifaceted journalist started her career as a general assignment reporter with Canal Uno, reporting for the "Uninoticias" newscast in Bogota, Colombia. Thanks to her outstanding performance, she was assigned to cover the political beat. Avila Lindo had the opportunity of reporting on the peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC, one of the largest guerrilla groups in the country. She was also sent to cover the Ibero American Summit of Presidents in Porto, Portugal.

In 2000 Viviana moved to Washington D.C., where she worked as a correspondent for RADIO UNICA until 2004. Also in the nation’s capital, she became a foreign correspondent for the some of the largest Latin-American TV networks such as Caracol TV, Ecuavisa, Venevisión, Azteca America, and had the opportunity to file reports for the BBC of London. While in the U.S.A. she has had stings in New York, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.

From 2005 to 2009, Avila Lindo Was in charge of the Chicago Bureau of TV Azteca. Currently she reports as a freelancer, from the Windy City, for Univision Network and EFE News Agency.

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Career Summary

Multitask and bilingual Reporter with excellent communication and writing skills. With more than 12 years of work experience in newsgathering, writing and reporting live as well as producing special stories. A strong self motivated initiator. Used to work under tied deadlines. Computer literate.

Professional Experience
UNIVISION NETWORK - Chicago, IL. Correspondent PRIMER IMPACTO Feb / 2010 - Present
  • Produce and report on special stories and investigative series
  • AZTECA AMERICA - Chicago, IL. National News Correspondent May / 2005 - Feb 2009
  • Responsible for daily news reports in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Report on breaking news live from the scene as well as in the studio.
  • Produce and report on special stories and investigative series.
  • Covered Barack Obama's Election Night, Southwest airlines accident, Pro-immigrant marches and Sears Tower Terrorist plot.
  • AZTECA AMERICA - Phoenix, Az. National News Correspondent Oct / 2004 - April 2004
  • Reported on news in Phoenix, Arizona. Covered news stories at the State Capitol, Mayor’s office and other Government offices.
  • Reported on breaking news live from the scene as well as in the studio.
  • Produced and reported special stories and investigative series in the south border: “Paisanos al Rescate” “Minuteman Operations”
  • AZTECA AMERICA - Washington DC. National News Correspondent Nov / 2003 - September 2004
  • Reported on news in Washington, DC. Covered news stories at The White House, Pentagon and Capitol Hill, among other important sources in the nation’s capital.
  • Reported on breaking news live from the scene such Ronald Reagan’s State Funeral.
  • Produced and reported special stories and investigative series.
  • CARACOL TV - Washington DC International News Correspondent September / 2001 - September 2004
  • Reported on news in Washington DC. Covered news stories at the White House, Pentagon and State Department among other important sources in the nation’s capital.
  • Reported on president visit’s to the White House.
  • Reported on breaking news live from the scene. Trial against Simon Trinidad leader of the FARC.
  • VENEVISION - Washington DC Freelance International News Correspondent May / 2004 - August 2004
  • Reported on Venezuelan political issues discussed in The American States Organization and The State Department.
  • Covered Venezuelan referendum process in Washington DC.
  • BBC RADIO - Washington DC Freelance International News Correspondent January / 2003 - September 2004
  • Reported on news in Washington DC.
  • Contributed on special news reports on the State Department issues.
  • Reported on breaking news live from the scene.
  • Radio Unica - Washington DC National News Correspondent October / 2002 - January 2004
  • Reported daily from the nation’s capital.
  • Reported live for daily news show “Sevsec en Vivo”
  • Reported on breaking news live from the scene.
  • UNINOTICIAS - Colombia General Reporter January / 2008 - May 2001
  • Reported on news in Bogotá, Colombia. Covered news stories at Palacio de Nariño, Congress among other important sources in Bogotá
  • Produced and reported from the Demilitarized zone in San Vicente del Caguán, Caquetá.
  • Exclusive interview with leader of the FARC “Mono Jojoy”.
  • Education
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia. 1993-1997. B.A. Journalism.
  • Currently attending Roosevelt University. General Studies. 2008-Present.
  • Skills
  • Knowledge in Avid Newscutter and Final Cut Pro.


  • Portfolio

    Here are some of the demos about my career as a journalist for several reputable news channels. It includes work for TV Stations from Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, and other news entities throughout Latin America.

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