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LETIZIA
Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, a news presenter on Spanish state television station TVE, was born on September 15, 1972 in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo. Described by her father Jesus Ortiz as "very responsible with a good head on her shoulders", the third generation journalist earned a degree in information sciences from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, received a Masterís degree in Audiovisual Journalism and embarked upon doctorate studies in Mexico.

She worked for ABC newspaper and Spanish news agency EFE before joining TVE in 2000. During her three years with the station, she combined the roles of news anchorwoman with roving reporter, providing live reports from within Spain as well as on-the-spot coverage from the US during the aftermath September 11 and from Iraq as the 2003 conflict escalated. The year she joined TVE, she won the best journalist under 30 prize from the Spanish Press Association. "Being a reporter is in her blood," says a workmate.

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