Lilia Luciano

Puerto Rico |  National Correspondent & Anchor, CBS News


Lilia Luciano is an award-winning national correspondent and anchor at CBS News. She is a documentary film director, producer, podcaster, and speaker. Luciano has covered major stories including the Robb Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas; the US Election Night of 2022; and the assassination of Fernando Villavicencio, a presidential candidate in Ecuador. Luciano has spent over a decade covering immigration and drug policy at the US-Mexico border for which her work earned her an Emmy Award in 2019. 

Luciano is the director and producer of Wars of Others, an HBO Latino film about the various consequences of the war on drugs in Colombia. Luciano also wrote, produced, and hosted the CBS News Reports documentaries, Fighting for Paradise: The Future of Puerto Rico and Guns in the Classroom.

She is also the host and executive producer of iHeart Radio’s El Flow podcast, which has won multiple awards, including a Signal Award in 2023.

Luciano sits on the emeritus advisory board of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign to promote access to quality education and the well-being of girls worldwide. She has been a speaker and moderator at multiple human rights, environmental, journalism and tech conferences around the world. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Luciano is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. She graduated from the University of Miami with degrees in economics and broadcast journalism.

Luciano was an event speaker at the Dialogue.