Veronica Molina is Senior Vice President of News Standards & Practices at CNN Worldwide, upholding CNN’s brand, journalism standards, and editorial independence.
Veronica (Vero) Molina is Senior Vice President of News Standards and Practices at CNN Worldwide, where she works to uphold CNN’s brand, journalism standards, and editorial independence. Vero and her team partner with TV, digital, audio, and social media platforms to ensure that CNN’s reporting is fair, accurate, and responsible.
Vero oversees the review of sensitive and controversial content globally, including breaking news, graphic video, investigations, documentaries, and branded content. She advises senior executive leaders on journalism integrity and works closely with PR, marketing, and sales to review innovative business deals and advance CNN’s competitive edge.
Vero plays a crucial role in ensuring that CNN platforms are inclusive and often challenges conventional viewpoints. She establishes globally-adopted internal guidelines, develops training programs, and conducts seminars on ethics in journalism for thousands of employees around the world.
Vero has a unique ability to come into the most challenging discussions and bring people together to achieve shared goals. She has extensive experience in guiding corporate strategies, defining the right rules of engagement, and helping measure the value proposition of new projects. Vero plays a key role in CNN’s diversity efforts by organizing internal panels focused on underrepresented groups and negotiating partnerships for editorial projects about multicultural communities. She demonstrates that DEI business initiatives grow ratings, digital engagement, and business revenue.
Vero has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and management. She joined CNN after working at Telemundo News, where she was head of investigations, sponsored series, and special events. Vero was also senior producer of the national nightly newscast “Noticiero Telemundo” and created the first-ever strategy for Telemundo’s digital news enterprises. Prior to this, she produced long-form investigative, political, and breaking news stories for the newsmagazine program.
Vero has been at the forefront of major world events, playing key roles in the coverage of the war in Iraq, the death of Pope John Paul II, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Hurricane Katrina, the rescue of the Chilean miners, and the elections of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. She produced interviews with several presidents, including Evo Morales of Bolivia, Rafael Correa of Ecuador, and Vicente Fox of Mexico. She also spearheaded the coverage of more than 15 presidential elections around the world, including in the United States, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela.
Vero started her career at Univision, where she worked on every news program at the network. She covered major news events like the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Clinton’s impeachment, the Columbine High School tragedy, and the death of Princess Diana. You could often find her hopping on a plane, chasing the most important news story of the day.
Vero was honored with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ award for ‘best investigative report’ for a series highlighting the dangers of hospital-acquired infections. She also received the Dalton Pen Award for Excellence in Journalism, the CNN Diversity Ovation Award, and the Next Generation Leader Award by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications. She also served as the distinguished visiting professor at the Center for Ethics and Journalism at the University of Arkansas.
Vero is committed to inspiring and developing women across the communications industry. She is the executive sponsor of Women of WarnerMedia Atlanta and serves on the board of Dress for Success Atlanta, as well as the advisory council of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Vero holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Florida International University. She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Vero is from Peru. Being bilingual and bicultural has served an important role in her life and career.