Leonie Dorado, 26, is blazing a trail as the first transgender news anchor in Bolivia, a traditionally conservative South American nation currently in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic. Dorado, the new co-host of Bolivian Program Aby Ayala TV, covers LGBTQ issues in her role, drawing on her own transition and life experience as a trans person. “The transition took me four years,” said Dorado, who as a child was called Bernardo. “In the end, I was not in the wrong body, I was looking for the way I wanted to project my life.” TV broadcasting wasn’t always in Dorado’s plans. As a child, she showed promise as a piano player, and eventually pursued singing. She is currently working toward a degree in modern music in Bolivia’s National Conservatory of Music.