Lorna Virgili was born and raised in Havana, Cuba, during the height of the cold war. In 1979 she left her homeland and emigrated to the United States. She attended high school and college in Miami. She began her communications career as a television news reporter and worked for Telemundo and Univision. In 1999 she received a job promotion in Washington, D.C. as national correspondent reporting from the United States Capitol and the White House. She works in public relations and is a highly regarded community leader with consistent radio and television appearances in the Washington, D.C. region.