Career Highlights: Journalist, Best-Selling Author, Former War Reporter
Born in Manizales, Colombia, Adriana Aristizábal is a journalist, best-selling author, and a former war reporter. In the late 90’s she provided live coverage of the war between the FARC and the Colombian Government from the frontlines.
Adriana worked for RCN, CM& and HORA CERO, popular news networks throughout Latin America. In 2003 she published the best-selling book La Guaca de las FARC (‘FARC’s Stash: I Found It’) published by Quintero Editores. The book tells a true story about a group of soldiers who stumbled upon millions of dollars stashed in barrels. They decided to run away with the treasure, which belonged to the notorious terrorist group.
In 2003, the Congress of Colombia honored Adriana with a proclamation recognizing her job as a war reporter. In 2004, Adriana received death threats from the toughest FARC leaders. She fled the country with her son after securing a new opportunity to work for the Colombian Consulate in New York City. In 2010, the Council of New York honored her for her support in the field of Arts and Culture. In 2014, El Diario La Prensa in New York awarded her as part of their “Outstanding Women” program.
Currently, Adriana is a contributor to The Huffington Post and Thrive Global and is a principal at Concise Marketing & Communications. Since 2002 she has been a member of RESDAL, the Latin American Security and Defense Network. Adriana has been a speaker at top Universities in the United States, including Columbia and NYU. Her second book ‘Caught in the Storm of War: Memoirs of a War Reporter’ publishes in 2017 with York House Press in New York City.
Adriana is a proud member of Por Colombia Professionals Network.