Carlos Montero is a news anchor for CNN en Español and is the weekday presenter of Al Día, the first look at the day's developing stories. He joined CNN en Español in 1997.
Montero has covered events including the 1997 hostage crisis in Peru, the World Trade Center bombing, the signing of the Israel/Palestine agreement in Washington, D.C., the coup d'etat in Guatemala, the Inter-American Presidential Summit in Miami and the Clinton-Lewinsky affair. From Atlanta, he has anchored coverage of important events of international interest including the death of Princess Diana, the controversial U.S. presidential election of 2000 and the ongoing crisis in the Middle East. Most recently, he anchored live breaking news coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
In addition, Montero has conducted interviews with such notable figures as former Argentine President Carlos Menem, President Andres Pastrana of Colombia, U.S. Vice President Al Gore, General Colin Powell and Nobel laureates Rigoberta Menchu and Adolfo Perez Esquivel, among others.
Before joining CNN en Español, Montero was an anchor for NBC Canal de Noticias since 1996. Prior to his tenure at NBC, he anchored Buenos Días América and América Noticias, 13 hs for Argentinas América 2. He has also served as a reporter and producer for Univisions news department in Miami, Florida, and as U.S. correspondent for Channel 11s Telefé Noticias, the highest rated newscast in Argentina.
Montero has received various awards for his journalistic merits, including four Emmys, a Telly Award and a Conciencia Award.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Montero graduated from Appalachian State University, in Boone, N.C., with a degree in Communications. Montero is fluent in English and Spanish.