Lilia Luciano is the youngest and most successful journalist and TV host, with the most air-time in US Hispanic network television, shortly after graduating from the University of Miami with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Economics.
On 2010 Lilia joined NBC’s news team as a network correspondent for all platforms of NBC News, including “Nightly News”, “The Today Show”, “MSNBC” and MSNBC.com, prior to that, she was chosen as one of Univision’s (Nation’s #1 Spanish speaking network) main correspondents in South Africa covering the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which had record-breaking ratings of 8.8 million viewers tuning in for the final match. While in South Africa she worked on stories ranging from local African culture to in depth reports on the teams participating in the cup.
Lilia was chosen as a spokesperson for The Gates’ Foundation and Univision’s televised education campaign “Es el Momento,” which reinforces the importance of education in Hispanic communities. In her own efforts, Lilia has also developed her own campaign, “Aprende Mas!” which encourages the importance of reading amongst the children in Ibero-American countries, a video blog “Una Voz” which tackles current events and issues affecting Hispanics today and she is the executive editor of “Opina Magazine,” an annual online publication promoting the arts in Spanish.
For the last five years, Lilia was the co-host of Telefutura’s “Escandalo TV” and “Escandalo Extra,” a daily entertainment news program. In addition, she hosted the monthly one-hour special series titled “Famosos,” where she conducted exclusive interviews with the top celebrities in the industry.
During her time at Univision she was also invited to host some of the top-rated shows within the network such as “Aquí y Ahora,” “El Gordo y La Flaca,” “Rumbo al Latin Grammy,” and “Rumbo a Premio Lo Nuestro.” In 2008, she also hosted the red carpet for one of the biggest award shows in the Latin industry “Premios Juventud.”
Lilia has also produced, directed and narrated two short documentary films; “Nueva Orleans,” a meditation on the efforts of the Hispanic community of rebuilding the city of New Orlands, and “Pikininis,” a hopeful story about a South African Women’s challenges aiding orphans in Johannesburg.
Lilia resides in Miami.