Monica Grayley is the spokesperson for the President of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa.
Monica has served the United Nations as Chief of UN News Portuguese, Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Mexico, and acting Chief of the Partnerships Unit. Monica’s team was the first to launch a social media account at UN News, in the Department of Public Information, in 2009.
Prior to joining the UN, she worked for the BBC World Service, in London, as a multimedia journalist, a desk editor, an internal communications officer, and led change-management projects in marketing and journalism.
Monica started her career as a radio talk show hostess in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, working for companies such as MEC and Globo Network, and for Manchete Magazine as a special reporter.
In the early 1990s, she served as a producer, a presenter and a duty editor at Deutsche Welle in Germany.
Monica has a Ph.D. degree in Political Sciences from Universidade Aberta, Portugal.
She speaks English, German, Portuguese and Spanish fluently, and has working knowledge of French.