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Lucy Rivero is a hostess, TV anchorwoman, Spanish translator
and interpreter, entrepreneur.
She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles,
Extension Program with a certification in Spanish translation
and interpretation. During the O.J. Simpson trial, Lucy
participated as an expert Spanish interpreter in the television
program O J Tonight and highlighted the inconsistencies between
what Rosa Lopes (a witness) said while on the stand, and what
the court appointed interpreters rendition was of the events. As
a reporter and later an anchor for KLCS News, Lucy had over 200
interviews with dignitaries ranging from Former president
William Jefferson Clinton; Former 1st Lady Barbara Bush, Barbara
Boxer, Diane Feinstein, etc. She produced and hosted The
Solterón, a TV reality show in Bolivia
Below is a description of herself using her own words:
My strong suit is in: Spanish translation, interpretation,
consecutive and simultaneous and voice-over for television and
film. Accents: Cuban, Argentinean, Castilian, Chilean and
I have been delivering clear messages for some of California’s
top cities, companies and governmental entities for over 18
years, from San Diego to San Francisco and in between.
- I graduated from UCLA with a certification in translating and
interpreting in 1992. I began my work as an interpreter for the
courts long before I graduated UCLA
- I spearheaded a mass movement/protest against the courts in
the early 90’s when in their zeal to end unlawful workmen’s comp
claims and inflated chiropractor and doctor fees they attempted
to reduce interpreter’s fees by almost ½. Over 500 interpreters
were present for the hearing and we walked away victorious after
only 2 speakers addressed the court, I was the second and last
- Received recognition awarded by the LAUSD Board president,
Mark Slavkin for interpreting the statements of over 60
witnesses on the Chanda Smith consent decree hearings in just
two days, with admirable efficiency and accuracy. Similar but
commendations and recognitions followed.
- In 1994, together with Professor Robert A. Pugsley, I
participated in the television program O J tonight; this was a
summarized version on what transpired in court that day during
the trial. I came in as an expert interpreter and was asked to
highlight the inconsistencies between what Rosa Lopes (a
witness) said while on the stand, and what the court appointed
interpreters rendition was of the events. Shortly after the
segment aired’ judge Ito’s interpreter was immediately relieved
from her duties due to serious inconsistencies in her
- Soon thereafter I began a career sitting in courtrooms and
depositions with the sole purpose of catching flaws in opposing
- In 1997 I became a reporter and later and anchor for KLCS
News. I have over 200 interviews with dignitaries ranging from
Former president William Jefferson Clinton; Former 1st Lady
Barbara Bush, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein and Mayor Reordan,
to name a few.
- Also, in 1997 I had the privilege of sharing the ring with
Oscar De La Hoya and his former trainer “Choláy” during a
worldwide press conference after Oscar’s bout with Pernell
Whitaker in Las Vegas.
- I also interpreted for Governor Gray Davis and former
Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo (photo on cover of LA times)
- In 1998 I became the Spanish editor for:
Upper-cut magazine and
Parent Magazine (in Spanish).
- In 1999 I hosted a televised talk show where students from
Hollywood high spoke openly about the stigma of being gay in
- In 99, together with my husband Alex, produced and directed ½
a dozen Public Service Announcements for: Literacy, The PAL
after school programs and the LAUSD Police department.
- In 2000 I worked on a joint project with LACOE that had 15
thousand dollars in seed money for a migrant program for schools
all across Southern California. I was successful in pulling it
together from a simple box of photos to telling a story on
(video) with interviews and first hand accounts. When it was
presented in Sacramento, this yielded the 75 thousand dollars
needed to implement the program. My experience in the fields up
North at 5:00 in the morning with the migrant workers was
- In 30 days I produced and shot my first documentary entirely
in the jungles of the Amazon and the snow capped highlands of
Bolivia, South America.
- I formed part of the none-profit “Ayuda al Niño Boliviano”.
For 10 years I have assisted this foundation in several
capacities including event producer and master of ceremonies
helping to garner $1000,s of dollars for the orphaned children
in Mexico and Bolivia.
- In March of 2010 our production company attended 3 red carpet
events in three different cities for the release of our 1st
reality show. The 13th episode of The Solterón aired last
Saturday in South America and was a huge success! I was an
executive producer and host of this program.
- We are in the final stages of pre production for our next
I am most proud of the long lasting relationships I have kept
with my long time clients through the years.
I believe in doing things “right here right now” whenever
possible. Experience has taught me to never over promise and
I know that changing things up and keeping it fresh will keep me
happy and engaged; this is has been key in my success thus far.
Being a consumer as well as an interpreter has given me the
insight I need to anticipate what my clients are looking for:
They expect my services to be accurate, expeditious, under
budget and uncomplicated.
Logistics related to interpreting your event, including
translation of staff development training manuals, minutes,
agendas, safety rules, etc. will be expertly handled by me and
are required in advance for prompt delivery.