Andrea Montalvo

Andrea Montalvo

Mexico
Trip: 
Chicago, Illinois
Mentoring: 

Mentoring: Arzu Tekir

Turkey
Trip: 
Chicago, Illinois

Andrea started her career as a journalist with an internship at CNN after law school. She worked at CNN Mexico and Atlanta, later reported for Televisa and joined Noticieros Televisa as an investigative reporter for primetime. 

Later, Andrea was recruited by Telemundo/NBC as a local correspondent in Mexico. As a local correspondent, she freelanced for the BBC during Hurricane Dean, interviewed then presidential candidate John McCain, and did investigative reporting on feminicides in Juarez and sexual exploitation in Mexico City.  

Andrea then was hired to lead the start-up of EFEKTO TV, integrating the management team, leading the design of everything from the set to programming, and anchoring the late-night news show. 

Andrea went back to Televisa in 2012 and designed the weekend morning news show, “Sabados de Foro,” where she is currently producing and directing. 

Andrea is currently producing and directing “Ausencias” (Absences), a documentary that follows the lives of families and friends of feminicide victims. In a series of stories and photographs, “Ausencias” seeks to give a face to the numbers by depicting the lives forever altered after a woman is violently killed. 

Andrea holds a master's degree in TV journalism from London University.