Claudia Palacios is a renowned Colombian journalist. From 2004 to 2012 she worked in CNN en Español, where she covered various stories of international scope such as the United States elections, the tsunami aftermath and the death of John Paul II. Prior to joining CNN, she worked in Caracol News in Bogotá, where she had worked as an anchor and health editor since 1998 and began her journalism career at Telepacífico in Colombia. A regular speaker on the conference circuit, Palacios was honored by the Mexican health organization Celsam for her coverage of women’s health issues. She also received a Professional Achievement Award from the Colombia Junior Chamber in Palmira and was named Best Female News Anchor at Caracol News twice. Born in Cali, Colombia, Palacios earned a journalism degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.