- Date of Birth:
- January 1, 1900
Juan Carlos Lopez (born in Bogota, Columbia) is a television reporter. Juan earned his journalism degree at Javerina University in Bogota, before spending time studying at the prestigious New Iberoamerican Journalism Foundation. He began his career as a journalist for Channel 1 in Bogota, before traveling to Miami to work at Univision’s WLTV, Channel 23. While working at WLTV, he was nominated for an Emmy. In 1993, Juan began working for CNN and was moved over to CNN’s Spanish network, CNN Español. Juan covered the Elián González controversy, the 9/11 attacks, and the Post-election recount in Florida. Juan has also interviewed three presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — as well as many other heads of state. In 2015, Juan was tapped as the host of the daily news program, Directo USA. His work on Directo USA earned him a Emmy nomination in 2015. He also hosts debated on various issued on the weekly Choque de Opiniones. In 2015, Juan joined Anderson Cooper and Dana Bash as moderators of the first Democratic Party debate for the 2016 Presidential election.
Best Known For:
Juan Carlos Lopez is best known as a journalist for CNN Español.
Juan is fluent in both English and Spanish. The New Iberoamerican Journalism Foundation where Juan studied was founded by Nobel Prize winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude.