Virginia Vallejo

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Virginia Vallejo García is a writer, journalist, television and radio director, presenter, and columnist. Throughout her versatile career, she has proven to be one of the most iconic figures in the media in the recent history of Colombia.


As a presenter, in 1978 and 1979, she worked on the “Noticiero 24 Horas” and won the Award for Best News Presenter on Television from the Colombian Association of Entertainment Journalists both years. Her work led her to appear on the covers of international magazines throughout the 1980s, notably Cosmopolitan and Bazaar in 1984 and 1985, respectively.

As a writer and journalist, her career, work, and denunciations of corruption have been featured in media around the world. Her social commitment led her to seek political asylum in the United States in 2010, due to her status as a journalist, facing threats against her life and integrity during the administration of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez and the paramilitary squads.

She is known for her accusations of corruption against the political class, and her book “Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar,” which has been translated into more than fifteen languages, sold millions of copies, and was adapted into a film in 2017 by Fernando León de Aranoa. In the book, she describes her five-year romantic relationship with Pablo Escobar and the connections of the Medellín cartel leader with Presidents Alfonso López Michelsen, Ernesto Samper, Álvaro Uribe, and the family of Juan Manuel Santos.

In December 2023, Vallejo announced that she was working on the first novel of a trilogy, inspired by the history of Colombia and her personal experiences.