(Colombia) Head of BBC Mundo and Americas Editor at the BBC World Service. Hernando began his career in 1992 in Colombia as part of the team at Semana magazine. In 1996 he moved to London, where he obtained a Master’s in History at the London School of Economics. He was the London correspondent for El Espectador and Cambio and worked for the Spanish news agency EFE. In the year 2000 he joined the BBC World Service. As a BBC Mundo radio reporter, Hernando covered the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and later worked as a correspondent for the Andean region, based in Bogotá. In 2006 he was made General Editor of BBC Mundo, and around this time the website was awarded the Ortega y Gasset Prize for Journalism. Since 2012 Hernando has been the Head of BBC Mundo and the BBC World Service’s Americas Editor. In 2015 he helped create and launch the BBC’s Digital Hub, a site that produces digital reports and content in the 29 languages that the BBC broadcasts in.