Lucia Navarro is the host of Actualidad en Vivo, a morning show that informs its audience on the most important and up to the minute news of the day. The show is broadcast from Atlanta and Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. (ET). Lucia was co-host of Café CNN until August of 2013, CNN en Español’s morning show broadcasted from Atlanta.
Lucia began her career in 1984 in Monterrey, México, where she debuted as host of TV Azteca’s popular morning news show, Al Aire. From 1986 to 1993, she co-anchored Televisa’s Monterrey newscast, Buenos Días. That same year, she began her professional career at Telemundo Network in the United States where she hosted the newscast and was the content editor at the Houston, Texas affiliate. In 2001, Lucia was part of an aggressive recruitment campaign by NBC-Telemundo executives who made her the focus of the network’s most significant newsroom expansion project to date. Lucia was promoted to KVEA, Channel 52 in Los Angeles, California, as the station’s primetime anchor and managing editor, utilizing her reporting, anchoring and writing skills. Lucia rapidly became a significant news anchor in the Los Angeles, Spanish-language television market, one of the most competitive in the country.
During her broadcast career, Lucia has been nominated five times for the prestigious Emmy Awards. She has won three Emmys for Investigative Reporting, and for insightful reports in the categories of Medical and Social Issues and in Hard News. In addition, she has won two Golden Mike Awards as Anchor of the Best Newscast: Telemundo 52 and for Best Breaking News coverage. Her work within the community through her weekly segment, Lo Bueno y Lo Malo, is credited for contributing to KVEA receiving the Emmy Governor’s Award in 2007.
Navarro has worked hundreds of hours volunteering for various nonprofit organizations. In 2004, she received the prestigious «Bert Corona» Award from the Hermandad Mexicana, an organization of civil and human rights, for her leadership in the Southern California immigrant community.
A native of Monterrey, Mexico, Lucia received her Degree in Communications from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and has been recognized as an Alumnus of Distinction. She speaks English and Spanish.