Born in Lima in 1948, he is the country’s most influential journalist. He studied at the Leoncio Prado Military College. His first steps in journalism were at the newspapers Expreso, Correo and Última Hora. He was Head of News at the weekly publication Caretas. He edited the magazine Sí and the newspaper Liberación. In 1985 he won the El Cuento de las Mil Palabras Prize, awarded by Caretas. He has published the novel Memoria del abismo (1994) and a compilation of opinion columns, Una piedra en el zapato (2011). Television programmes he has presented include Testimonio (América Televisión), Conexiones (Panamericana Televisión), Encuentro (Frecuencia Latina), Hora 25 (ATV), Enlace Global con Hildebrandt (Red Global) and El Perro del Hortelano (RBC Televisión). Since 2010 he has edited the publication Hildebrandt en sus Trece. His most recent book is the memoir Confesiones de un inquisidor (2021).