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List of notable or famous journalists from Colombia, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Colombia and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Colombia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Colombian journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Colombia is included when available.

List people include Jaime Garzón, Guillermo Cano Isaza and more.

This historic journalists from Colombia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Colombian journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Colombia?" These prominent journalists of Colombia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Colombian journalists.

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Adriana Vargas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 41 Adriana Vargas is a Colombian journalist and news presenter for New York's WXTV Univision 41 Nueva York. Vargas majored in Social Communication from Pontifical Xavierian University in 1998, but ...more

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Alberto Lleras Camargo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 84 (1906-1990) Alberto Lleras Camargo was the 20th President of Colombia, and the 1st Secretary General of the Organization of American States. A journalist and liberal party politician, he also served as ...more

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Álvaro Cepeda Samudio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 46 (1926-1972) Álvaro Cepeda Samudio was a Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer, and filmmaker. Within Colombia and the rest of Latin America, he is known in his own right as an important ...more

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Belisario Betancur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 95 Belisario Betancur Cuartas is a former Colombian politician and the 26th President of Colombia from 1982 to 1986. He is the member of the Colombian Conservative Party.

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Carlos Eugenio Restrepo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 70 (1867-1937) Carlos Eugenio Restrepo Restrepo was a Colombian lawyer, writer, and statesman, who was elected President of Colombia in 1910. During his administration he worked towards making political ...more

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Claudia Palacios is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 40 Claudia Isabel Palacios Giraldo is a Colombian journalist and newscaster. She is best known as the weekend news anchor on CNN en Español, a position she held from 2004 through 2012. She ...more

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Claudia Turbay Quintero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Claudia Turbay Quintero age 65 Claudia Turbay Quintero is a Colombian journalist and diplomat. She has served as Ambassador of Colombia to Switzerland, with dual accreditation as Non-Resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein, ...more

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Consuelo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 61 (1940-2001) Consuelo Araújo Noguera, also known as "La Cacica", was a Colombian politician, writer and self-taught journalist, born August 1, 1940 in the city of Valledupar. Her nickname ...more

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Daniel Samper Pizano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 72 Daniel Samper Pizano is a Colombian lawyer, journalist, and prolific writer.

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Diana Turbay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 41 (1950-1991) Diana Turbay Quintero was a Colombian journalist kidnapped by the Medellín Cartel and killed during a rescue attempt. Her story was portrayed in News of a Kidnapping, a non-fiction book ...more

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Eduardo Caballero Calderón is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Eduardo Caballero Calderón Dec. at 83 (1910-1993) Eduardo Caballero Calderón was a Colombian journalist and writer. As journalist, he worked to the main Colombian newspapers, such as El Tiempo and El Espectador. Also he was a diplomat ...more

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Eduardo Santos Montejo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 86 (1888-1974) Eduardo Santos Montejo was a leading Colombian publisher and politician, active in the Colombian Liberal Party. He owned the prominent Bogotá newspaper El Tiempo, and served as the ...more

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Enrique Santos Calderón is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Enrique Santos Calderón age 73

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Enrique Santos Castillo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Enrique Santos Castillo

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Ernesto McCausland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Ernesto McCausland age 57 Ernesto McCausland Sojo was a Colombian journalist, writer and filmmaker.

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Félix de Bedout is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Félix de Bedout age 53 Félix de Bedout Molina is a Colombian journalist, born 24 June 1964 in Medellín. He has worked in Noticiero Nacional, NTC Noticias, Félix Noche, Reportaje al Misterio and ...more

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Fernando Denis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 50 José Luis González Sanjuan, better known by the pen name Fernando Denis, is a Colombian poet and author. He was born in Cienaga, Magdalena, Colombia, in 1968.

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Francisco Santos Calderón is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 56 Francisco Santos Calderón also known as Pacho Santos born 14 August 1961 in the city of Bogotá, is a Colombian politician and journalist. Santos was elected as Álvaro ...more

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Gabriel García Márquez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 87 (1927-2014) Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. ...more

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Germán Castro Caycedo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Germán Castro Caycedo age 78 Germán Castro Caycedo is a Colombian journalist and writer. Castro Caycedo's topics revolve around the Colombian reality, under the parameters of the cultural identity and its social and ...more

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Guillermo Cano Isaza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 61 (1925-1986) Guillermo Cano Isaza was a Colombian journalist.

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Guzmán Quintero Torres is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Guzmán Quintero Torres Guzmán Quintero Torres was a Colombian journalist and reporter from the city of Valledupar. He was assassinated on September 16, 1999 after writing a series of articles two months before ...more

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Héctor Abad Faciolince is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 60 Héctor Abad Faciolince is a Colombian novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor. Abad is considered one of the most talented "post-boom" writers in Latin American literature. ...more

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Ilia Calderón is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 46 Ilia Calderón Chamat is a Colombian journalist, born 1972 in Chocó. Calderón currently works as the late night news anchor for Univision's national late evening newscast ...more

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Jaime Garzón is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 39 (1960-1999) Jaime Hernando Garzón Forero was a Colombian journalist, a comedian, lawyer, peace activist and political satirist. He was popular on Colombian television during the 1990s for his ...more

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Jorge Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 58 (1837-1895) Jorge Isaacs Ferrer was a Colombian writer, politician and soldier. His only novel, María, became one of the most notable works of the Romantic movement in Spanish-language literature.

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José Fernández Madrid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 41 (1789-1830) José Luis Álvaro Alvino Fernández Madrid was a Neogranadine statesman, physician, scientist and writer, who was President of the interim triumvirate of the United Provinces ...more

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Juan Gossaín is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Juan Gossaín Juan Gossaín is a Colombian journalist and writer. He wrote the novel "The Ballad of Maria Abdala" and had a radio program that broadcasts regularly in Colombia.

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Juan Pablo Plata Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 36 Juan Pablo Plata is a Colombian writer, journalist and researcher. He studied literature at Universidad de los Andes, but did graduate from Universidad Javeriana, in Bogotá. He was ...more

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Juanita León is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Juanita León age 48 Juanita León García is a Colombian journalist, writer and lecturer. She was born in Colombia and graduated from law school at University of the Andes before moving to New York City ...more

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Manuel Mejía Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 75 (1923-1998) Manuel Mejía Vallejo, was a Colombian writer and journalist. The specialist Luís Carlos Molina says that Mejía represents the Andean aspect of the contemporary Colombian ...more

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Manuel Teodoro is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Manuel Teodoro is an Colombian-Filipino journalist, born in the United States. He was born in 1960 in New Orleans. His father is a Filipino and his mother was born in Cartagena de Indias. ...more

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María Emma Mejía Vélez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 64 María Emma Mejía Vélez is a Colombian journalist and diplomat. She served as the 2nd Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations, Minister of Foreign Affairs of ...more

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María Fernanda Navia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 39 María Fernanda Navia Cardona is a Colombian journalist, model, and former beauty queen. She was Miss Bogotá 2000 and participated as the city's delegate at Miss Colombia 2000. Ms ...more

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María Lucía Fernández is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 49 María Lucía Fernández is a Colombian journalist and news presenter. She worked as a model in her teens to afford her studies in Social Communication at the Pontificia ...more

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Natalia Cruz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Natalia Cruz age 41 Natalia Cruz is a Colombian journalist and news anchor in the United States, three time Emmy Award winner, affiliated to Univision Network, and the show Primer Impacto.

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Nina Garcia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 52 Nina García, is a Colombian fashion journalist and critic who has held the post of Fashion Director at Elle and Marie Claire magazines, and has been a judge on the Lifetime reality ...more

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Patricia Janiot is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 55 Ángela Patricia Janiot Martirena is a Colombian journalist, news presenter on CNN en Español, beauty queen and former model.

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Paulo Laserna Phillips is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Paulo Laserna Phillips age 65 Paulo Gustavo Laserna Phillips is a Colombian journalist, political scientist, television presenter and businessman. He served as the CEO for Caracol TV between 2001 and 2011. Laserna, who was ...more

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Santiago Pérez de Manosalbas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
Dec. at 70 (1830-1900) Santiago Pérez de Manosalbas was a Colombian educator, lawyer, diplomat, writer, journalist and statesman who was President of the United States of Colombia between 1874 and 1876.

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Silvia Corzo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 44 Silvia Milena Corzo Pinto is a Colombian lawyer, journalist and presenter of Noticias Uno newscast.

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Virginia Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Journalists from Colombia
age 68 Virginia Vallejo García is a Colombian author, journalist, television anchorwoman, media personality, socialite, and political asylee in the United States of America. On July 18, 2006, ...more