Investigative Reporter ABC 10 (Moderator)
Lilia Luciano is an award-winning investigative journalist, documentary film director, producer and public speaker. Luciano has a unique style of reporting that was developed over a decade of video storytelling. In 2018 her documentary Puerto Rico Rises, which she directed and produced for ABC Sacramento, earned her a regional Emmy Award. Her coverage of the Northern California Wildfires of 2018 received a regional Emmy and an Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuous Coverage. In 2013 Luciano was also awarded a GLAAD award for her coverage of homophobia in U.S. Hispanic media.
She is the director and producer of Wars of Others, an HBO Latino film about the social, environmental, health and security consequences of the war on drugs in Colombia. She also worked as a host on several VICE platforms, including VICE News, VICELAND and Munchies. She is the founder of CoInspire, a video and event platform that explores values of entrepreneurship. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Luciano is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
She graduated from the University of Miami with degrees in Economics and Broadcast Journalism. She previously attended Tufts University until 2003, when she made her transition from pre-med studies to journalism.