Maria del Pilar Ortiz is a Colombian reporter and journalist. She is most recognized as the former director and anchorwoman of Noticias Univision in Tampa, Florida; a position she maintained for eleven years. In addition to Univision, she has worked as a reporter for RCN TV, Caracol TV, and CBS TeleNoticias. She has interviewed multiple politicians and celebrities including Barack Obama, John McCain, Andres Pastrana, Hugo Chavez, Shakira, Carlos Vives, Celia Cruz, Tito Nieves, Ricardo Arjona, Ricky Martin, and many others. In 1997, while working at Caracol TV, she received the Simon Bolivar National Journalism Award in the category of Best Television Chronicle of the Year. Today, Maria del Pilar Ortiz serves as a consultant for La Guia Magazine. She is also a columnist for the weekly newspaper 7 Dias along with Jorge Ramos amongst others.
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