LAS Alumna starts as News Reporter in Charlottesville

December 19, 2017

Desiree Montilla ’17 just started as a news reporter for CBS 19 News Charlottesville Newsplex in Charlottesville, Virgina. Desiree, who majored in broadcast journalism and minored in Latin American Studies, will be shooting, editing, and writing stories on issues facing the community in Charlottesville.

While at UCF, Desiree was the recipient of the Latin American Studies U.S. Department of Education Award for the Spanish Heritage Program in Spain. She credits her mentor and Latin American Studies program director, Consuelo Stebbins, with her success: “I’m thankful to have had a mentor for getting me out of my comfort zone to explore the world and take on the adventures life has to offer. I couldn’t have done this without her!”

Follow along with Desiree’s work at @desmontilla, @CBS19 News, and her portfolio site.