Noticias Telemundo announced the appointment of Mexican journalist Javier Vega as correspondent in Washington, D.C., as part of an initiative to strengthen its operations in the U.S. capital.
He will report to Victoria Rivas-Vázquez, Noticias Telemundo’s Washington, D.C. bureau chief, and will work alongside the bureau team, including renowned Noticias Telemundo’s correspondent Lori Montenegro.
“Javier Vega comes to the epicenter of political activity in the United States to reinforce our philosophy of ‘telling it like it is,’” said Rivas-Vazquez. “In Washington, information is being generated at an unprecedented rate and the inclusion of a journalist of Vega’s talent and experience reaffirms our commitment to the Latino community at this critical time.”
Vega began his career as a local reporter at Televisa Puebla. Later he joined Milenio, a national media outlet, where he specialized in political affairs covering the Congress and Senate, the State Department and the President. As part of the “Special Affairs” team, he produced reports and anchored newscasts on Milenio Televisión, the leading news channel in Mexico. He was also an investigative journalist on Televisa’s “Punto de Partida with Denise Maerker,” a bi-weekly show covering social, political and security issues. In addition, he was a news anchor and reporter at the teleSUR network.
He holds a Communications degree from Universidad de las Américas de Puebla and diplomas from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, and the University of Guadalajara.