Cecilia Vega

Correspondent, ABC News
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Cecilia Vega is a correspondent for ABC News based in Los Angeles. Her work can be seen on "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Nightline" and "20/20."

Since joining ABC News in 2011, Cecilia's assignments have taken her to Australia and Paris for coverage of the British royal family, to London for the Olympics, to Rome for the selection of a new pope and to the White House.

She has reported on the death of Whitney Houston, the Occupy Wall Street protests that swept the country, and the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Her assignments have included the election and inauguration of President Barack Obama, diving in a submarine in the middle of the Arctic, petting whales in Baja, Mexico, and coming within feet of Japan's leaking Fukushima power plant.

Cecilia has interviewed everyone from Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto, to Sylvester Stallone. She even danced Gangnam Style with Psy.

Before joining ABC News, Cecilia was an on-air reporter for ABC's KGO- TV in San Francisco. An award winning journalist, she was part of a team that won an Emmy in 2010 for her exclusive interview with a witness to a brutal attack on a high school girl at her homecoming dance in California.

And prior to transitioning to broadcast news, Cecilia made her mark as a print reporter. She most recently covered local government for the San Francisco Chronicle, breaking numerous stories about then Mayor Gavin Newsom's administration.

Her reporting earned her distinguished awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the East Bay Press Club, the Hearst Corporation and the New York Times.

Cecilia is a San Francisco Bay Area native. She currently lives in Los Angeles.