Lori Montenegro, Telemundo network’s longtime senior Washington, D.C. correspondent, is moving on to a new role. She has been named Noticias Telemundo D.C. bureau chief.
She takes over for Victoria Rivas-Vazquez, who held the position for six years before leaving the company.
Telemundo would not confirm if Montenegro would continue to do any reporting.
Montenegro is a fixture in Washington, D.C. journalism. She worked more than a dozen years as Noticias Telemundo’s correspondent in the nation’s capital, where she has also collaborated with NBC News and MSNBC.
Prior to joining Telemundo, Montenegro spent three years as D.C. correspondent for Univision affiliates. Before that, she was foreign political affairs correspondent for the United States Information Agency (USIA) from 1991 through 1993.
With Montenegro’s move to bureau chief, Cristina Londoño will become Noticias Telemundo senior correspondent in D.C.
The company would not say if her S.F.-based position will be filled or eliminated.
In a statement, Telemundo considers the double promotion part of an effort to strengthen its D.C. operations.
Last year, the network added correspondent Javier Vega to the D.C news team.