Sports, Culture, Latin America


About Liliana

I am a reporter from Lima, Peru. I just obtained my Master's Degree in Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.

During my time in Lima, I worked as a writer and reporter for different outlets at a national level, including El Comercio newspaper and Caretas magazine. In English, my work has been published by The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle.

Today I am concentrating on developing the skills needed in 21st century journalism, in hopes of creating compelling storytelling in the format better suited for each subject.

I am professionally proficient in Spanish, English and Portuguese. My main interests lie in sport and its most humane, social and cultural side, as well as the economic, commercial and geopolitical side of its administration.

Even though my ultimate goal is being a sports journalist, I have spent years pursuing opportunities in as many beats as possible, recognizing that sports is a subject that often intersects with topics from business to social issues.

Being a print correspondent for El Comercio in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, and a reporter for AP following the aftermath of the event, provided an opportunity to further that experience.





Liliana Michelena

Email: lilianamichelena[at]