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Famous Journalists from Colombia

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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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    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Adriana Vargas (born in Bogotá) is a Colombian journalist and news presenter for New York's...  more
  • Alberto Lleras Camargo2

    Alberto Lleras Camargo

    Dec. at 84 (1906-1990)

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá

    Alberto Lleras Camargo (3 July 1906 – 4 January 1990) was the 20th President of Colombia...  more
  • 3

    Álvaro Cepeda Samudio

    Dec. at 46 (1926-1972)


    Álvaro Cepeda Samudio (March 30, 1926 – October 12, 1972) was a Colombian journalist,...  more
  • Belisario Betancur4

    BirthplaceAmagá, Colombia

    Belisario Betancur Cuartas (4 February 1923 – 7 December 2018) was a Colombian politician who...  more
  • Carlos Eugenio Restrepo5

    Carlos Eugenio Restrepo

    Dec. at 70 (1867-1937)

    BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    Carlos Eugenio Restrepo Restrepo (September 12, 1867 – July 6, 1937) was a Colombian lawyer,...  more
  • Claudia Palacios6

    BirthplaceCali, Colombia

    Claudia Isabel Palacios Giraldo (born October 1, 1977 in Cali) is a Colombian journalist and...  more
  • 7

    Claudia Turbay Quintero

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Claudia Turbay Quintero (born 27 June 1952) is a Colombian journalist and diplomat. She has...  more
  • Consuelo Araújo8

    Consuelo Araújo

    Dec. at 61 (1940-2001)

    BirthplaceValledupar, Colombia

    Consuelo Araújo Noguera, also known as "La Cacica", (August 1, 1940 in Valledupar – September...  more
  • Daniel Samper Pizano9

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Daniel Samper Pizano (born 8 June 1945) is a Colombian lawyer, journalist, and prolific writer....  more
  • Diana Turbay10

    Diana Turbay

    Dec. at 41 (1950-1991)

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Diana Turbay Quintero (March 9, 1950 – January 25, 1991) was a Colombian journalist kidnapped...  more
  • 11

    Eduardo Caballero Calderón

    Dec. at 83 (1910-1993)
    Eduardo Caballero Calderón (6 March 1910 – 3 April 1993) was a Colombian journalist and...  more
  • Eduardo Santos Montejo12

    Eduardo Santos Montejo

    Dec. at 86 (1888-1974)

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Eduardo Santos Montejo (Bogotá, August 28, 1888 – Bogotá, March 27, 1974) was a leading...  more
  • 13

    Enrique Santos Calderón

    Age: 75
  • 14

    Enrique Santos Castillo

  • Ernesto McCausland15

    Ernesto McCausland

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceBarranquilla, Colombia

    Ernesto McCausland Sojo (January 4, 1961– November 21, 2012) was a Colombian journalist,...  more
  • 16

    Félix de Bedout

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    Félix de Bedout Molina is a Colombian journalist, born 24 June 1964 in Medellín. He has worked...  more
  • Fernando Denis17

    BirthplaceCiénaga, Magdalena, Colombia

    José Luis González Sanjuan, better known by the pen name Fernando Denis, is a Colombian poet...  more
  • Francisco Santos Calderón18

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Francisco Santos Calderón (born October 14, 1961 in Bogotá), also known as Pacho Santos, is a...  more
  • Gabriel García Márquez19

    Gabriel García Márquez

    Dec. at 87 (1927-2014)

    BirthplaceAracataca, Colombia

    Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (American Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjel ɣaɾˈsi.a ˈmaɾkes]...  more

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  • 20

    Germán Castro Caycedo

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceZipaquirá, Colombia

    Germán Castro Caycedo (born March 3, 1940) is a Colombian journalist and writer. Castro...  more
  • Guillermo Cano Isaza21

    Guillermo Cano Isaza

    Dec. at 61 (1925-1986)

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Guillermo Cano Isaza (12 August 1925 – 17 December 1986) was a Colombian journalist....  more
  • 22

    Guzmán Quintero Torres

    Guzmán Quintero Torres was a Colombian journalist and reporter from the city of Valledupar. He...  more
  • Héctor Abad Faciolince23

    BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    Héctor Abad Faciolince (born 1958) is a Colombian novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor....  more
  • Ilia Calderón24

    BirthplaceIstmina, Colombia

    Ilia Calderón Chamat is a Colombian journalist, (born 1972 in Chocó). Calderón currently works...  more
  • Jaime Garzón25

    Jaime Garzón

    Dec. at 39 (1960-1999)

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Jaime Hernando Garzón Forero (October 24, 1960 – August 13, 1999 in Bogotá) was a Colombian...  more