Yolanda Lopez is the Latin America Division director responsible for all news and information VOA broadcasts daily to audiences throughout Latin America and Haiti via TV, radio and web.
A native of Barcelona, Spain, she started her career in broadcasting at a Telemundo affiliate in Irving, Texas, before joining the Spanish language television network Univision affiliates KMEX-TV in Los Angeles, California and WGBO-TV in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout her professional career, she has worked as on-air talent, writer, producer, executive producer and news director in highly competitive news markets. Her main area of expertise has been Latin America and the Latino community in the U.S.
Before joining VOA, Yolanda also worked as a communications and digital media professional in Barcelona. By coming to Washington, D.C., she returned to a field for which she is passionate: the news.
Yolanda is the recipient of three Emmy awards - two from the Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), and one from the Los Angeles Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).
She attended the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, where she earned a Bachelor´s Degree in Journalism.