Join us in welcoming Catalina Villegas to the LAPC Board of Directors!
Vargas is an anchor and reporter for Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles. She anchors Your Weekend, a one-hour news show Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Catalina moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Colombia in the late 90s. She attended UC Berkeley, earning a degree in Political Science. She has worked at the local, national, and international level for stations ranging from CNN, CBS, NBC, and Univision. Her career has taken her to Nevada and cross-country to Washington D.C.
This veteran journalist is known for her passion and extensive experience in every area of the newsroom from anchoring to producing to reporting. Catalina has covered everything from the Deep Web to snowstorms, politics, and more. Her favorite topics are immigration and social justice. Her bilingual and bicultural skills give her a deep understanding of the growing Latino community in the U.S., providing her with the unique ability to share those untold stories with an English-speaking audience.
Volunteering and mentoring are important for Catalina, who is always looking for ways to give back. She is a certified scuba diver and in her spare time loves to travel, read, and dance.