Lucia Navarro is a seasoned journalist with an extended broadcasting experience in the US, Mexico, Central, and South America. Most recently she was the Anchor for the daily newscast “Actualidad en Vivo” from the city of Atlanta in the United States.
Since joining CNN en Español, Navarro from the anchor chair has covered many Latin American and Global relevant news events and in the field, she was able to cover stories like the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina 2012, and the US Presidential Elections the same year and the Election in Panama 2014 among others.
During her time at CNNE, Navarro was able to interview some world leaders and decision-makers like; Former Secretary-General of the Organization of America States (OAS) Jose Miguel Insulza, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, the President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solis, President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, Former President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe Velez, Eva Longoria and John Leguizamo among others.
Lucia launched her journalism career in 1984 in Monterrey Mexico where she anchored TV Azteca Morning news show “Al Dia”. From 1986 to 1993 she was the co-host of “Buenos Dias Monterrey” from Televisa also in Monterrey Mexico.
From there she moved to Houston Texas to work for Telemundo, where she was the anchor of all the newscasts of the station as well as Content Editor. In 2001 Lucia was recruited by NBC-Telemundo Executives during an expansion program going on within the Organization to be the main anchor for their Prime Time newscast at KVEA Channel 52 in Los Angeles California, where she was able to utilize her vast experience on news content gathering and rapidly she became a very important brand on the Hispanic Television Market in the LA area.
In her Television career before CNN, Navarro covered many other important stories such as; The Shuttle Columbia tragedy, the Fort Hood massacre in Texas, Athens Olympic Games, and the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks in the US. Lucia has been nominated 5 times to the prestigious Emmy Awards winning 3 of those nominations in the categories of Investigative Reporting, Social and Medical Issues, and hard News.
Reporting on Social Issues and Breaking News, she also won 2 GoldenMic Awards in the category of Breaking News for Noticiero Telemundo 52. In 2007 for her contributions and working with the community on a weekly segment ”Lo Bueno y Lo malo” KVEA was awarded The Governors Emmy.
Lucia has done hundreds of hours of volunteer work in different social and economic development programs. In 2004 she received the Bert Corona Award, this is an honor given by the “Hermandad Mexicana” to personalities who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the respect for civil and human rights and for their leadership on Immigration issues in Southern California.
Lucia was born in Monterrey Mexico where she finished her communication studies at the (ITESM) Technical Institute and Superior Studies Monterrey and has been recognized as a distinguished Student.
Lucia is fluent in both English and Spanish.