Cristina Villalonga

Cris Villalonga-Vivoni, better known as CV, is the health equity beat reporter for the Record-Journal, based in Meriden, Connecticut. Previously, as a Field Foundation fellow, Villalonga-Vivoni reported for the Windy City Times, a Chicago-based LGBTQ+ newspaper. Hailing from Puerto Rico, Villalonga-Vivoni holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s in English from Boston College. When not on the beat, Villalonga-Vivoni can be found caring for horses at a local barn or on the couch cuddling a cat.


The Record-Journal is a local print and digital daily newspaper based in Meriden, Connecticut, covering local news, sports and community news in the Central Connecticut area. Dating back to the years immediately following the American Civil War, it is owned by the Record-Journal Publishing Company, a family-owned business entity that also owns Westerly, Rhode Island's The Westerly Sun. Our Mission: To be the primary catalyst that motivates people to contribute to the intellectual, civic and economic vitality of our communities.