Juan Carlos López is the correspondent for CNN en Español in Washington D.C. He has collaborated as a reporter for CNN since 1993.
Since joining CNN en Español full time in 2000, López has covered important stories including the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, the Elian González custody dispute between Cuba and the United States, the FBI's eviction of protesters from the U.S. weapons depot on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico and the United Nation's Millennium Summit. He also reported from George W. Bush's campaign headquarters in Austin, Texas during the night of the historical 2000 U.S. presidential elections and covered the controversial and prolonged vote recount from Florida.
Recently, he has covered stories of international relevance like the elections of the United States and previously, he covered meetings of the United Nations Organization prior to the war in Iraq, and also reported from Kuwait during the war. He also covered California's Gubernatorial election, Hurricane Isabel from North Carolina and the FTAA Summit in Miami. López also visited Colombia where he covered President George W. Bush's visit to the country last year.
Before joining the network in his current post, López freelanced for CNN en Español and CNN International, reporting on a variety of events from Colombia. In addition, he participated in CNN's International Professional Program and has served as a contributor for the program CNN World Report.
Previously, López worked as a news anchor and reporter for Noticiero de las 7 in Bogotá, Colombia, covering stories such as the Armenia earthquake and the massive kidnapping of civilians by leftist rebels in Calí. He also served as a reporter for WLTV Channel 23 in Miami, Florida, where he was nominated for an Emmy.
A native of Bogotá, Colombia, López holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. He also completed studies at Gabriel García Marquezs Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano in Cartagena, Colombia. He is fluent in Spanish and English.