Judy Pino is an award-winning journalist who began her Communications career in Miami, FL as a news anchor for Noticias 41 AmericaTeve where she won a Communicator Award for a five-part series about GITMO, the U.S. Military Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Pino has worked at numerous media outlets including Univision WLTV 23; WZDC Telemundo Washington; ABC WPLG 10; and The Miami Herald newspaper covering local, national and international news including the economic crisis in Argentina and the custody battle for Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez.
Pino moved to Washington D.C. after receiving a political appointment during the first term of the George W. Bush Administration to work at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as Spanish-language spokesperson and Hispanic media liaison for the Office of the Administrator. During her tenure at the EPA, Judy won an Aurora Award and a Telly Award for two environmental documentaries produced and directed by her.
In 2004, she worked as Director of Specialty Media and Spanish-language spokesperson for the Republican National Convention in New York City. She returned to D.C. to serve a second term as political appointee for the George W. Bush Administration as the Hispanic liaison for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.
Pino has consulted and managed Hispanic media outreach efforts for clients including: HeritageLibertad.com, The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and The Vietnam Veterans Fund, amongst others.
Pino was born in Cuba and grew up in Miami, FL where she graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor Degree in Communications and a Minor in Political Science. She currently resides in Washington, D.C.