Johanna graduated from the University of California – Riverside, where she received a BA in Sociology. Soon after finishing her degree, Johanna decided to embark on a television career, deferring her Master’s place at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.
She has since travelled the world for various TV Shows and now resides in London, where she works as one of ITN’s newest presenters.
The Peruvian American reporter and producer began her presenting career on NBC’s Emmy-winning nationally syndicated show LXTV: First Look.
Johanna’s love for lifestyle and entertainment has led her to co-host Fuse’s popular music show Trending Ten and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live, while she’s also found time to front several MTV specials and cover the red carpet for major Hollywood film releases.
Below: filming with Great British Speakers Host Gethin Jones for Jaguar IPace in San Diego California.
Starting in 2012, Johanna’s passion for human storytelling led her to produce and present a weekly half-hour current affairs programme called Refreshing Faith; a mixture of in-studio interviews and long-form feature stories that looked at difficult topics like sex trafficking and the treatment of depression by religious groups.
More recently she’s been a presenter for Channel One News’ On the Job series in New York, a daily news program for students and teachers. She’s also worked as the home and travel correspondent for About.com; contributed human interest stories as a correspondent for NY Live on NBC; and been a writer, presenter and producer of short-form video content in English and Spanish for AOL, MSN and The Huffington Post.
Clients: NBC, AOL, MSN, Skype, About.com, TV Land, MTV and Jaguar.
See Jo below speaking in Spanish for a programme trailer: