- WCVB NewsCenter 5Reporter, present
orge Quiroga is an award-winning general assignment reporter for WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston.
Quiroga has been a reporter for NewsCenter 5 since 1977. He joined WCVB in 1974 as the first producer/host of Aqui, a Hispanic public affairs program he created. He continued as host of Aqui until early 1985.
Quiroga has received many broadcasting awards and honors, most recently the 2006 Latin National Pride Award from Latin Pride Magazine. Other recognitions include the prestigious Ohio State Award for Aqui, a 1988 New England Emmy Award for the news series, ”Hard Crime: No Time,” and a Gabriel Award for the investigative report ”Reading, Writing, and Reality.” In 1991, Quiroga received awards from Associated Press and National Headliners for ”Whose Default is It?: Student Loans.” In 1992 he received an Associated Press award for ”Secret Deals: Medical Malpractice.” In 1996, Quiroga received a RTNDA regional award for feature reporting.
Prior to joining WCVB, Quiroga was an elementary school teacher in the Boston public schools. Earlier, he worked at WBZ-TV in Boston as an actor and writer for Que Pasa, a program for Boston’s Spanish-speaking children.
In 1993 Quiroga was awarded Harvard University’s prestigious Goldsmith Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s School of Government. He spent a semester at the center researching and writing. His discussion paper, “Hispanic Voices: Is the Press Listening,” was published by the center and the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy.
Quiroga was born in Bogota, Colombia. He graduated from Boston’s Emerson College in 1972 and received a master’s degree in human development and mass media from Harvard University in 1974.
Quiroga and his wife Barbara, have two sons, Gustavo and Alejandro.