Noticias Telemundo Hires Rivas-Vázquez As D.C. Bureau ChiefOne-Time White House Aide Has Private, Government Experience 2/03/2014 3:18 PM Eastern
Telemundo Media has named A. Victoria Rivas-Vázquez as Noticias Telemundo Bureau Chief in Washington, D.C., reporting to Noticias Telemundo SVP Sylvia Rosabal. Rivas-Vázquez’s appointment is part of the expansion of Noticias Telemundo that has included additional on-camera and production talent, new studio space, and an enhanced relationship with NBC News, the largest television news organization in the U.S., Telemundo said.
“Victoria will play a key role at Noticias Telemundo,” Rosabal said in a release. “Her experience and training are ideal for leading our operations at the heart of national policy and political developments and will undoubtedly strengthen our department.”
Rivas-Vázquez's responsibilities include directing the editorial and news production teams and managing Noticias Telemundo’s operations in the nation’s capital and surrounding region.
Her career has spanned television journalism, strategic communications and public opinion analysis in both the private and public sectors. Her public sector experience includes positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of the State and the White House, where she was assistant press secretary during President Clinton’s first term. In the private sector, Rivas-Vázquez served as director at Zogby International, where she was in charge of public opinion research and polling for the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets. More recently, she served as VP of communications at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
She also has ample experience in the television industry, as both a local and national news producer for Univisión in Miami, and was part of the network’s political unit, coordinating the coverage of presidential elections and key issues and races at the state and local levels.