Former Televisa reporter killed in northern Mexico

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  • April 19, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

María Isabella Cordero, former anchor of the morning news on Televisa, was shot to death Friday night in the city of Chihuahua, while leaving a restaurant parking lot, La Jornada and El Diario report. A friend who was in the car with her was also killed. See EFE's report in English.

Cordero achieved high popularity ratings during her time at Televisa. She most recently worked in public relations for the local office of the National Chamber of Commerce. Authorities were unable to give a motive for the killing, AFP says.

Cordero's death is the sixth killing of a journalist this year in Mexico, EFE says. National and international press organizations have protested the lack of protection for journalists and the impunity of crimes against them.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.