Desiree Montilla

Weekend Anchor and Reporter

Desiree is the CBS19 weekend anchor and reporter.

Desiree joined CBS19 News in December 2017 as a Reporter, and in December 2018 assumed the role as weekend anchor.

Desiree comes to Charlottesville from the Sunshine State of Florida. She was born and raised in Orlando and graduated from the University of Central Florida (go Knights!) in May 2017.

In college, Desiree studied Broadcast Journalism and Latin American Studies. During her last year, Desiree reported in her school’s news broadcast, UCF Knightly News. In this time, Desiree reported on protests in Downtown Orlando and the 2016 elections. Desiree’s favorite story is about a survivor of the Pulse tragedy and what he’s doing to help heal the community. Desiree also interned at WESH 2 News in Orlando.

Outside of work, you can usually find Desiree exploring Charlottesville, watching a Broadway show on tour, grabbing coffee, or watching CNN.

This Florida native is proud to call Charlottesville her new home. If you see her, don’t be afraid to say hello and tell her your story ideas.


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