Victor Landa

Victor Landa

Emcee for TEDxSanAntonio 2010

A native South Texan, Victor was born in San Antonio and raised on the border in both Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

In 1981, Victor landed a job working as a news photographer for a CBS affiliate in Laredo, Texas. He has been a journalist ever since.

Victor’s career has spanned 29 years during which he’s worked as a photographer, editor, reporter, producer, assignments editor, columnist, teacher, consultant, anchor and news director. In the early 1980s, Victor crossed over into Spanish television with a job at KWEX-TV, in San Antonio. He went on to be the News Director at KVDA-TV, where the team pioneered an internet based community correspondent project, funded in part by the Pew foundation, where citizens reported live, from their homes, via the internet about issues concerning their neighborhood.

A contributing columnist for the San Antonio-Express News as well as a syndicated writer for the Hispanic Link News Service, Victor has been writing a Spanish language weekly column for Conexion, the San Antonio Express-News’s bi-cultural publication since 2003.

Currently, Victor is the co-coordinator of NOWCastSA, a community journalism website funded by the Knight Fundation and the San Antonio Area Foundation. Married for 27 years, Victor and his wife have two, college-aged children.