Communication Advisory Council

Ignacio Camacho

Columnist and collaborator at ABC newspaper

His professional career started at the newspapers Nueva Andalucía and El Correo de Andalucía between 1980 and 1982. After this, he joined the founding team of the Andalusian edition of Diario 16. He held the positions of deputy editor and columnist for the Madrid and Seville editions of El Mundo newspaper. From 2000 he worked as assistant to the editor of ABC in Seville, to be appointed in 2004 as editor of the newspaper, taking over from José Antonio Zarzalejos.

In addition to working as a columnist and lead writer, Camacho is a regular participant on talk shows and was professor of Cultural Journalism at the Universidad de Sevilla from 1992 to 1996. He was recently presented with the XIX Miguel Delibes National Journalism Award for his work "Almendras Amargas" [Bitter almonds] published in ABC and has also received the González-Ruano and Mariano de Cavia journalism awards.

Pilar Cernuda

Journalist

She embarked on her professional career at the Colpisa agency, reporting on political information during the Transition, as well as foreign politics and the activities of the Royal Household.

She has collaborated with different written and audiovisual media including ABC, RNE, COPE, TVE and regional television stations. She currently writes a daily political column for some thirty provincial newspapers, a weekly column for La Estrella Digital and is a collaborator at Onda Zero and on the program Espejo Público (Antena 3).

She directed the Fax Press news agency until its closure in 2009. Among the twenty books she has written, of particular note are “El presidente, una biografía de Felipe González” [The president, a biography of Felipe González] and “30 días de Noviembre” [30 days of November]. Her latest book, Genio y figura, that analyses the role of King Juan Carlos, was published in June 2015.

Arsenio Escolar

Editorial director of the 20 minutos newspaper

He is also president of the Asociación Española de Editoriales de Publicaciones Periódicas (AEEPP), the Spanish association of small and medium-size newspaper publishers and is a regular collaborator on the Spanish Television breakfast program, Los Desayunos de TVE. With over 30 years experience in the world of journalism, he has held the positions of deputy editor at El País newspaper; deputy editor of Cinco Días newspaper; editor of the Claro newspaper; editor in chief at El Sol newspaper; and editor of Diario 16 in Burgos. His professional career has also included media entities such as Cambio 16, El Globo, Tele Radio and the Guía del Ociode de Madrid leisure guide.

Pepa Bueno

Presenter of Hoy por Hoy on Cadena Ser and Viajando con Chester on Cuatro

She launched her career at the news services of Spanish National Radio in Extremadura, Aragón and Madrid. In 1991 she joined Televisión Española and in 1996 became deputy director of the current affairs program Gente. From 2004 to 2009 she worked on Los Desayunos de TVE. Having held various positions of responsibility at this public entity, in 2012 she became the face of the flagship Spanish radio program Hoy por Hoy on Cadena SER. In 2014 she joined the team of Un tiempo nuevo on Telecinco as a collaborator until January 2015. In February 2015 she took over from Risto Mejide to present Viajando con Chester on the Cuatro TV station.

Anabel Diez Navarrete

Political correspondent for the El País newspaper

She graduated from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with a Bachelor's Degree in Information Sciences, specializing in Journalism and undertook studies in Political Sciences at the School of Political Sciences and Sociology of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
 
In 1983 she joined Radio El País and a year later, became a member of the editorial team at El País where she continued her professional career in the field of politics and parliamentary activity.

Since 2014 she has been president of the Association of Parliamentary Journalists, an appointment she achieved following the votes of accredited journalists in the Lower House of Parliament. She also held this post ten years previously.

She received the Luis Carandell award for Parliamentary Columnist of the Year 2011, conferred by the Senate following the votes of parliamentary journalists and the members of the Assembly of the Upper Chamber, presented by the then Princes of Asturias.

She takes part in courses and round table discussions at different universities regarding the political and parliamentary situation, as well as the media.

She is a regular collaborator on Spanish National Television and Onda Zero and is a member of the Communication Advisory Council at Universidad Europea.

Lourdes Garzón

Editor of Vanity Fair Spain and Mexico

She started her career at El Mundo newspaper after having studied Journalism and Political Sciences at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and taking the El País Master's Degree. In 2003 she arrived at the magazine Marie Claire where she worked as deputy editor until 2008, the year in which became editor of the Spanish edition of Vanity Fair, owned by Condé Nast Publications. She has taken part in numerous talk shows on RNE, Cuatro, CNN+, Antena 3 and La Sexta, as well as in round table media discussions at the IE Business School and at the Universidad Menéndez Pelayo in Santander. She coordinated the edition of the book: “Vanity Fair: the secret of the best exclusives” published by Planeta in 2014. The Vanity Fair Mexico magazine was launched in April 2015 and is also edited by Lourdes Garzón.

Alfredo Menéndez

Journalist and RNE presenter

He currently directs and presents the program Las Mañanas de RNE.

From 1996 to 1999 he developed his professional career as director for the News Services at Radio Voz. In 2002 he joined Onda Zero where he remained up until 2013. Initially he was deputy director of the morning program Protagonistas with Luis del Olmo and later was responsible for the local news programs for Onda Zero in Madrid. From 2007 to 2013 he directed the program Gente de Madrid.

In 2013 he was appointed as director and presenter of RNE's flagship radio program, Las Mañanas de RNE.

José Antonio Navas

Assistant to Editor at El Confidencial

A former deputy editor at ABC newspaper, he has worked for the leading media specialized in economics including Cinco Días and Expansión. In addition he has appeared on talk shows on Telemadrid, COPE and Canal 13 TV.

He also formed part of the editorial teams of other general information media, always related to economic and financial information, including, El País, La Razón  and the now defunct Diario 16, as well as the abovementioned, ABC newspaper.

Jorge Rivera

Editor of the financial newspaper Cinco Días

His professional career started with an internship at Cinco Días. He was part of the founding team of La Gaceta de los Negocios and after a period working at El Sol newspaper, joined El País as editor for the Economics section of the paper, where he worked from February 1991 to November 2000. In that year he joined Cinco Días and was appointed deputy editor of the financial publication in 2003.

In June 2005 he took over as editor of the newspaper. Rivera took over the position from Javier Moreno, who joined El País as deputy editor of the Sunday edition.

Óscar Campillo

Communication and Institutional Relations Director of Vocento group since 2016

His professional career started out as a correspondent for the Diario de León in summer 1984. In 1986 he joined La Crónica de León, where he successively worked as head of Province, editor in chief and editor, a position he held alongside that of general manager and, for a year and a half, with the management of Diario 16 in Burgos. In November 1998 he was appointed director of El Mundo newspaper in Castilla y León, a position he held until March 2009, when he became general manager of Radio Televisión de Castilla y León. He has been editor of the sports newspaper Marca since April 2011.
He took part in the Los Desayunos de TVE talk shows for two and a half years.
He is the author of the first biography of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero whose first edition is entitled Zapatero, and the second, Presidente a la Primera.

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