Virginia Vallejo Biography
Birthday: August 26, 1949 (Virgo)
Born In: Cartago, Valle del Cauca
Virginia Vallejo García is a journalist, media and television personality, and socialite from Colombia. She is presently living in the United States of America as a political asylee. Having grown up in an affluent family, Vallejo was educated at the Anglo Colombian School and later began working as an English teacher in Bogotá. In 1963, she moved to the presidency of Banco del Comercio and married the CEO of CBS Security and Data, Zamorano and Giovanelli. After their divorce in 1971, Vallejo started working at Cervecería Andina. During her tenure there, she landed her first job on television. From 1978 to 1981, she was married to her second husband David Stivel. In 1981, she created her own program, ‘TV Impacto’. She also worked for Caracol Radio and directed her program ‘¡Al Ataque!’. Vallejo is the first journalist to ever interview the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar. Conducted in January 1983, the interview took place in the midst of a passionate romance between the two that would last until 1987. In the ensuing years, she would appear on the covers of various magazines, and star in a television soap opera. In October 1994, Vallejo put an end to her media career to set up the South American division of a multilevel company based in the United States. She sought and was eventually granted political asylum by the United States government after she came forward to testify in the case against Alberto Santofimio. Vallejo currently resides in Miami, Florida and still is the object of public fascination, both in Colombia and the US.