Natalia Escudero Bio, Wiki
Natalia Escudero is a Spanish TV reporter who works for public broadcaster RTVE. She is in the headlines after she told her colleagues live on air that she was “not coming to work tomorrow” while clutching a winning lottery ticket had only won a fraction of the total prize on December 22nd, 2019.
Natalia Escudero Christmas Lottery
While live on air, Natalia Escudero a reporter for RTVE, started screaming on camera – before later learning she had won just €5,000 ($5,550; £4,285). The Christmas lottery’s top prize is €4m but can be shared among winners.
Aquí la tienes: "la reportera de La 1" de la que habla todo el mundo a estas horas. ¡Se llama Natalia Escudero! #LoteríaRTVE
? Directo ➡ https://t.co/pfgTOQpaaN pic.twitter.com/58j3ACuNte
— RTVE Play (@rtveplay) December 22, 2019
Escudero later apologised over the way she reacted during the broadcast. She said she regretted behaving in such an “emotional” manner and wanted to explain her actions to viewers who “felt cheated”.
Escudero’s response came after she was accused of a lack of professionalism over the footage, which was widely shared on social media. It showed her jumping for joy while champagne was sprayed into the air as it was announced that the winning number for the top prize in the Christmas lottery known as El Gordo (The Fat One) was 26590.
Natalia Escudero, reportera de La Mañana de La 1, que se "ha venido arriba" en directo: "El Gordo, Gordo, no me ha tocado. Pero un pellizco me ha tocado […] Y la lotería de conocer a toda esta gente". https://t.co/PdbwwySsTG #LoteríaRTVE @LaMananaTVE pic.twitter.com/2xIQRJMX8u
— RTVE (@rtve) December 22, 2019
Natalia Escudero Backlash on her Celebration
Viewers criticised her for giving the impression that she had won the maximum prize and for appearing to suggest that she was quitting her job, Spanish media reported. After the initial broadcast, Escudero reappeared on TV screens and made the gesture of zipping her lips.
Responding to criticism on Twitter, Escudero said “Hello everyone, serve this tweet to first apologize to any viewer who today has felt cheated by a servant, by stating live that I had touched the Fat Christmas in the program LA MORNING. It is true that emotion has invaded me and now I explain”
Escudero further went on to say in a series of tweets that she had recently had a “difficult” few months “for personal reasons”, but that – in her 25 years working as a professional journalist – she continued to have a “clear conscience” and was proud of her “rigorous and proven work”.
Hola a [email protected], sirva este tweet para primero pedir disculpas a cualquier espectador que hoy se haya sentido engañado por una servidora , al afirmar en directo que me había tocado el Gordo de Navidad en el programa LA MAÑANA. Es cierto que me ha invadido la emoción y ahora explico
— natalia escudero (@nataliescudero1) December 22, 2019
“It is sad that Natalia Escudero is today [known as] the manipulative and lying journalist from RTVE,” she tweeted. She apologised for any confusion caused, but said she was being honest about taking time off because “I am going on holiday”.
Natalia Escudero Twitter