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Denny Alfonso
New York

Bio: The radio and television journalist Denny Alfonso has been covering all kinds of news that include the terrorist attacks of September 11, and the beginning of the Iraq war from the United Nations. Denny began her early career steps at News Radio Caracol 1260 AM in Miami were she collaborated producing the morning show broadcast. Over the years Denny was transferred to New York City to be the Caracol Network Correspondent doing reports on radio and TV for one of the biggest broadcasting companies in Latin America. While covering news in the big apple Denny Alfonso started working for SBS at la Mega 97.9 FM. She was part of the most listened morning show in the country, working with the well-known radio personality Luis Jimenez. Working at Mega, Denny was also a reporter for the station’s lamusica.com interviewing numerous personalities including Marc Anthony, and Shakira. Looking to focus on hard news and get new assignments in the city, Denny Alfonso worked at the 24 hours local news channel NY1 covering stories in the 5 boroughs. During that venue Denny was also invited to contribute as a reporter on the Daily News newspaper’ segment Hora Hispana. The bilingual journalist later incurred in covering national news and despite her young age, she was pointed to be the general news producer at Univision Radio in NY. She was also an on-air talent for WADO 1260 AM and 92.7 FM both Univision Network Stations. At the same time Denny Alfonso was part of the production team at Univision TV Channel 41 in NY. During years of journalism in radio and TV Denny Alfonso interviewed numerous personalities in Latin-American politics, among those, her exclusive one on one with President of Bolivia Evo Morales. Her dynamism took her to different arenas and while covering the U.N General Assembly she interviewed former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, President of Argentina Christina Kishner and former President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya. In 2008 Denny Alfonso started working as the TV news anchor of "Special Report" on HITN-TV the first public television station in Spanish that airs across the country. During her venue at HITN TV Denny was part of the national live coverage of the 2008 presidential elections, and the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Denny Alfonso’s news show "Special Report" also known as "Informe Especial" gained the media award recognition for excellence by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce NYS Federation. Denny Alfonso has received numerous recognitions for her live coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks, as the first Latino reporter to tell the story from the scene. Her experiences were broadcast trough Caracol Radio to more than 20 countries by SER Network around the world. Denny Alfonso is currently the New York correspondent for CNN en Español Radio. Since 2005 she is being reporting live on the scene in various topics including politics, economy, and entertainment news for the CNN Radio affiliates around the globe. In addition, Denny Alfonso traveled to South Africa to cover the 2010 World Cup, and broadcasted stories for Mexican News affiliates. Yahoo Latin-America has assigned Denny Alfonso to cover entertainment, sports and social stories in NYC as their correspondent. She has interviewed various personalities including Thalia, and most recently NFL’ Super Bowl Champ Victor Cruz. Denny Alfonso joined NBC's TODAY Show in 2011, a place that she calls "the big leagues" and where she worked with recognized journalists like Lester Holt who she considers a mentor. Denny is part of the Investigations Unit at NBC WVIT producing and covering stories for the station. Denny Alfonso holds a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism from la Xaveriana University. She also has a Master’s Degree from the BCNY Barcelona University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

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