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Mariana Atencio

Bilingual Anchor / Correspondent

  • "Atencio is establishing herself as our Latina Christiane Amanpour, a courageous and determined inquirer who is flawlessly bilingual..."        
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Summary

Peabody Award-winning, Bilingual Anchor / Correspondent with 9 years experience/ Extensive knowledge of the Millennial and Latino markets. 

Work History

2016Present

Correspondent

NBC News & MSNBC 
20132016

Anchor / Correspondent

UNIVISION & FUSION NETWORK, an ABC-Univision joint venture
  • Co-anchor, Univision's 2016 Democratic Debate.
  • Anchor & report "Searching for the Latino voter," 2016 election series.
  • Guest anchor, "Noticiero Univision" and "Despierta América."
  • Contributing correspondent, ABC News, reported for 20/20's  Virtual Audience with Pope Francis, World News & Good Morning America.
  • Write, report & anchor long form specials such as "Hands Up, Dont Shoot" on the events in Ferguson and #SOSVenezuela" on the crisis in Venezuela. 
  • Led the network's coverage during global news events like the protests in Hong Kong and the "Black Lives Matter" protests.
  • Anchored "Al Punto, Florida," regional Sunday public affairs show (2016).
  • Anchored morning show for Millennials (2014-2015).
20112013

Correspondent

UNIVISION NETWORK, Miami, Fl. 
  • Co-anchored the 2012 election night broadcast. 
  • Filed for the national newscast with special focus on the 2012 election. 
  • Member of Univision's Investigative & Documentary Unit. Reporting and writing for hour-long investigative specials. 
  • Directed, anchored and reported "PRESSIONADOS," an hour-long documentary on the state of free press in Latin America. 
20102011

Newsreader / Correspondent

VME-TV, Public Service Television, New York, NY.

Education

20082009

M.S in Journalism with broadcast concentration

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY.  (full merit scholarship)
20032008

Undergraduate in Communications (Valedictorian)

UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA ANDRÉS BELLO, Venezuela.