Aitana Vargas is an award-winning foreign correspondent and an on-air tennis commentator with a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University (2010) and a BS in Physics from Berry College. She began her career anchoring a local TV show in Georgia, participated in internships in the BBC, CNN International and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope media department and then moved on to become a news reporter at Spain's RTVCM foreign desk..
For the past ten years, she has worked as a US-based foreign correspondent and has extensive experience in television, print and digital media. Her work has appeared in Spain's EFE News Agency (the world's largest Spanish-language wire service), Publico.es, Cuatro TV Network, Telecinco TV Network, HITN TV Network, The LA Times, CNN Expansión, RTVCM, 20 minutos and Univision, among others.
Aitana has successfully managed to combine her investigative and hard news reporting with her other passion: Tennis. As a former tennis player who came to the US on a scholarship, she has worked as a live tennis commentator for DirecTV Sports Latin America and was named "Sports Journalist of the Year" by the LA Press Club in 2017. Her list of awards also includes best Investigative Series, Hard News, Obituary and Sports News. A two-part exposé that revealed abusive work conditions in Hollywood's entertainment industry that she researched and produced entirely on her own was nominated for the "Pulitzer of the Young" back in 2013. Her in-depth stories and commitment to journalism was also recognized by Berry College in 2018 with the "Outstanding Young Alumni Award."
Aitana has long supported California's arts community and has produced innumerable stories of both emerging and established artists from and outside the Los Angeles area. A few years ago, she joined the LA Art Show to promote the fair's DiverseArtLA program, helping to secure media placement of participating artists and art institutions in local and international news outlets. For years, she has worked with Santa Monica-based non-profit Building Bridges Art Exchange (BBAX) to create curatorial texts and press releases and produce videos.