Vanessa Hauc is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and senior correspondent for Noticias Telemundo. From social, cultural and political events to natural disasters, Vanessa has been a valuable source of information for U.S. Hispanics, reporting the news from right from where it happens. From Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and Matthew in Haiti, to the earthquakes in Chile and Japan, to the Chilean miners’ rescue, Vanessa has covered the story. Recently she travelled to Rome to lead a conversation between Pope Francis and children from six countries affected by natural disasters. Her passion for environmental issues inspired her to create the “Alerta Verde” segment to inform and educate the community about the importance of protecting our planet. This segment was widely recognized and, due to its popularity, Telemundo adopted the concept as a company, putting itself at the forefront in the effort to disseminate information about the environment.
Vanessa is the co-founder of Sachamama or “Mother Jungle,” in Quechua a nonprofit organization that works to inspire, empower and educate the Latino community on climate issues and build support for a 100% clean energy economy and sustainable attitudes, behaviors and lifestyles. She has worked hand-in-hand with The Climate Reality project and Vice President Al Gore in his global initiative “24 Hours of Reality,” which this year reached 500 million people.
In addition to earning her degree in Communications and Journalism from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Vanessa Hauc also received a master’s degree in Economy and International Politics from the University of Miami.