A veteran journalist and producer, Yolanda López was appointed Acting VOA Director on January 21, 2021. Prior to the appointment, Yolanda served as Director of the VOA News Center, where she oversaw all content production and editorial decision-making. She joined VOA in 2015 as Latin America Division Director. Under her leadership, the division generated significant growth in audience by expanding media partnerships and affiliations. A native of Barcelona, Spain, she worked for the Spanish-language television network Univision as news executive, producer, and executive producer. Prior to joining Univision, she was an on-air personality for a Telemundo television network affiliate in Texas. López has also worked as a communications and digital media professional in Barcelona. López 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 holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
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