Thursday Morning Man: Victor Oquendo!
Today’s very handsome Morning Man is Victor Oquendo, 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 their weekly evening newscasts.
Victor has covered some of the biggest stories in South Florida. He helped lead WPLG’s reporting when the U.S. restored diplomatic relations with Cuba, traveling to the island to cover Pope Francis’ and President Obama’s visits.
In 2016, he 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. While in Brazil reporting on the World Cup, he interviewed residents from the hillsides who shared their frustration that the cash-strapped country was using its funds to host the tournament and the Olympics.
His broadcasting career began in sports covering all of South Florida’s professional and college teams including the Miami Heat during the LeBron James era including runs to the NBA Finals in 2010, 2011, and 2013.