Lilia Luciano is an accomplished journalist, documentary film producer and literacy advocate. She is a TEDx Speaker, a Huffington Post columnist. She is also producer of Imoact.0 a non-scrpted series on entrepreneurship. Lilia is also a spokesperson for Girl Up, the UN Foundation’s initiative to promote access to quality education and the well-being of girls worldwide. In March 2013, Luciano received a GLAAD award for her work exploring homophobia in Latino cultures.
As a national NBC News correspondent, reporting in both English and Spanish, Lilia led coverage of a number of high-profile news stories reporting for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Today Show, The Weather Channel, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo.
Prior to NBC, Lilia spent five years as a correspondent and co-anchor for Univision Networks later joining Univision's FIFA World Cup 2010 talent lineup throughout the summer games in South Africa. While reporting on human interest and culture stories in the country, she produced her second short-length documentary, Pikinini's, on the values of early education.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Luciano 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. She currently lives in Miami, FL.