Famous Journalists from Venezuela

List of notable or famous journalists from Venezuela, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Venezuela and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Venezuela. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Venezuelan 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 Venezuela is included when available.

List includes Manuel Caballero, Ramón José Velásquez and more.

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  • Andrés Vigas

    Andrés Jorge Vigas Syers (1848 - 11 September 1930) was a Venezuelan lawyer, journalist, essayist and politician. He was born in Cumaná, the capital city of Sucre State, in eastern Venezuela. He was held a seat in the Chamber of Deputies, representing the Federal District, from 1905 to 1909, and was a Senator for Guárico State from 1915 to 1920. He published writings in El Cojo Ilustrado (1892), was the founder and editor of the daily El Imparcial (1894), and, in conjunction with his friend Andrés Mata, founded the newspaper El Universal in 1909. He also wrote several books, including: Manual Practico de la Lengua Internacional Esperanto (1908), Perfiles Parlamentarios del Congreso de 1890, Bromeando, Guanoco (1901), and Adefesio en Uso entre Intelectuales (1923). He died in Caracas on 11 September 1930.
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1848-1930)
  • Armando José Sequera
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    Armando José Sequera is a writer.
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
  • José Vicente Rangel Vale (born 10 July 1929) is a Venezuelan leftist politician. He ran for President three times in the 1970s and 1980s and later supported Hugo Chávez. He served under Chávez as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2001, as Minister of Defense from 2001 to 2002, and as Vice President of Venezuela from 2002 to 2007.
    • Age: 94
    • Birthplace: Venezuela, Caracas
  • Lil Rodríguez

    Lil del Valle Rodríguez (born 20 January 1952) is a Venezuelan journalist. Her most recent position is president of the board of directors of Caracas-based television station TVes (Televisora Venezolana Social), which began its broadcasting on 27 May 2007, following the controversial non-renewal of the terrestrial broadcast licence of the station which had previously used the frequency. Lil Rodríguez was born in Caracas during the presidency of Marcos Pérez Jiménez, against whose government her mother was an activist. A part of her childhood was spent in her mother's home town of Cumaná, Estado Sucre, before she returned to the capital to study, first, psychology at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and, subsequently, journalism at the Universidad del Zulia in Estado Zulia. Her speciality is in cultural journalism, and she is an expert in Latin American music, particularly the popular folk music of the Caribbean and Venezuela. She is also an astrologist, after having studied that discipline for 12 years. She began her working life at the National Library. While employed there she began writing for El Diario de Caracas. She has also written for a string of other newspapers, including El Nacional, El Globo and Últimas Noticias, and she has published one book, Bailando en la casa del trompo, on the topic of Caribbean music. She has also worked as a radio presenter for several private Venezuelan broadcasters and for the Cuban station Radio Rebelde.
    • Age: 71
  • Manuel Antonio Caballero Agüero (5 December 1931 – 12 December 2010) was a notable Venezuelan historian, journalist, best-selling author and professor of contemporary Venezuelan History at the Central University of Venezuela. Caballero was born in Barquisimeto, studied History at the Central University of Venezuela and obtained a PhD at University College London. With the publication of his PhD dissertation he became the first Venezuelan author to be published by Cambridge University Press. In 1989 he was invited to teach at Universitá degli Studi di Napoli in Italy. He received the National Award on Journalism (Premio Nacional de Periodismo) and the National History Award (Premio Nacional de Historia, 1994) and in 2005 he was elected as a member of the Academia Nacional de la Historia (or National Academy of History of Venezuela). He wrote regularly for Venezuelan newspapers El Nacional, El Diario de Caracas and most recently El Universal. Despite his past as a left-wing thinker and political activist, in particular against president Rómulo Betancourt, in his latter years he became one of the most vocal and vehement critics of president Hugo Chávez and his administration. He revised his perspective on President Betancourt in a biography written in 2004. On 2010, he underwent a prostate surgery that triggered a series of infections unresponsive to antibiotics, further complicated by diabetes. He died on 12 December 2010.
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1931-2010)
    • Birthplace: Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Miguel Otero Silva (October 26, 1908 - August 28, 1985), was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, humorist and politician. A figure of great relevance in Venezuelan literature, his literary and journalistic works related strictly to the socio-political history of Venezuela. Throughout his life he was repeatedly forced into exile. Later on, after the establishment of a democratic state in 1958, he was elected to the Venezuelan Senate.
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1908-1985)
    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Venezuela