Victor Oquendo

Victor Oquendo
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Victor Oquendo is a correspondent for ABC News based in Miami. Prior to joining ABC News, he worked at the WPLG affiliate for almost a decade as a reporter and anchor for... Read More »
Victor Oquendo is a correspondent for ABC News based in Miami. Prior to joining ABC News, he worked at the WPLG affiliate for almost a decade as a reporter and anchor for its weekly evening newscasts. A versatile journalist, he has covered some of the biggest stories in South Florida. He helped lead WPLG’s reporting when the United States restored diplomatic relations with Cuba, traveling to the island to cover Pope Francis’ and President Obama’s visits. In 2016, Oquendo tracked Hurricane Matthew up the East Coast, offering gripping live reports from the field as well as powerful interviews with those whose homes were devastated by the storm. In 2018, he covered Hurricane Michael as it tore through the south east. Outside of the U.S., Oquendo has reported multiple developing stories from Puerto Rico and Central and South America. With the 2019 Puerto Rico protests against Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló, Oquendo reported ongoing updates deep within San Juan. He also followed the crisis in Venezuela along the border with Colombia and the earthquake in Guatemala that took the lives of more than 100 people. Oquendo started his broadcasting career in sports, working as the weekend sports anchor. He covered all of South Florida’s professional and college teams, reporting on the Miami Heat during the LeBron James era including runs to the NBA Finals in 2010, 2011, and 2013. He also did a feature story on Miami Heat forward Chris Anderson, interviewing Anderson’s estranged mother at his childhood home, revealing a side to the man, who’s mostly known for his tattoos, that few had seen. He graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in broadcast journalism and international studies. « Read Less
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'Totally devastated': Families remain heartbroken 1 year after Surfside condo collapse
By Jared Kofsky, Soo Rin Kim and Victor Oquendo
June 24, 2022 Story from US Jared Kofsky, Soo Rin Kim, Victor Oquendo , ABC News
US sees new spike in migrants from Cuba
By Victor Oquendo, Rachel Delima and Ivan Pereira
July 11, 2022 Story from US Victor Oquendo, Rachel Delima, Ivan Pereira , ABC News
Hunger crisis hits Peru, where COVID-19 deaths per capita are highest in the world
By Victor Oquendo, Victoria Moll-Ramirez, Deena Zaru, Brendan Rand, Aicha El Hammar Castano and Rachel Delima
December 10, 2021 Story from International Victor Oquendo, Victoria Moll-Ramirez, Deena Zaru, Brendan Rand, Aicha El Hammar Castano, Rachel Alves de Lima , ABC News
Reporters' notebook: Inside a Poland refugee hub
By Victor Oquendo and Rachel Alves de Lima
March 17, 2022 Story from International Victor Oquendo, Rachel Alves de Lima , ABC News
1 year after Surfside collapse, local officials still working to ensure buildings are safe
By Soo Rin Kim, Jared Kofsky and Victor Oquendo
June 24, 2022 Story from US Soo Rin Kim, Jared Kofsky, Victor Oquendo , ABC News
Former cop acquitted in deadly Florida theater shooting speaks out
By Victor Oquendo, Laura Coburn, Kyle Rollins and Ivan Pereira
March 9, 2022 Story from US Victor Oquendo, Laura Coburn, Kyle Rollins, Ivan Pereira , ABC News
Brazil in crisis as COVID-19 rages across country: Reporter's Notebook
By Victor Oquendo
April 5, 2021 Story from International Victor Oquendo , ABC News
Florida hospital becoming overwhelmed by COVID-19 surge
By Victor Oquendo, Katherine Carroll and Haley Yamada
August 12, 2021 Story from US Victor Oquendo, Katherine Carroll, Haley Yamada , ABC News
Surfside survivor recalls harrowing escape from collapsed building
By Enjoli Francis, Victor Oquendo and Haley Yamada
July 9, 2021 Story from US Enjoli Francis, Victor Oquendo, Haley Yamada , ABC News
UPS driver, bystander, suspects identified from Florida shootout that left 4 dead
By Ella Torres and Victor Oquendo
December 6, 2019 Story from US Ella Torres, Victor Oquendo , ABC News
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