Maria Alejandra Requena

Maria Alejandra Requena

Television Anchor, CNN Español

María Alejandra Requena who joined CNN en Español in 2012 is one of the hostess in the daily morning show, Café CNN. Prior to joining CNN en Español, Requena hosted the "Mega News" newsreel for the Mega TV channel in Miami. During her time working on Mega TV was also part of the program "De Frente" and co-host of "Paparazzi Magazine." Requena began her career in television in Venezuela, where she participated in several international programs such as "The best beaches in Latin America", broadcast by Sony Entertainment Television, as well as "Atrévete a soñar", "De boca en boca", "Loto fortuna", "A gozar", "Aprieta y gana", transmitted by the RCTV channel, among others. Requena also participated in radio shows in Venezuela including "Para luego es tarde" at 89.7 FM, "Somos 3" at 105.3 FM, and "El informe de eso" at 94.1 FM. Throughout her career she had the opportunity to interview personalities from the anglo market including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Halle Berry, Will Smith, and Jennifer Lopez, among others. Requena has been recognized for her performance as a communicator throughout her career. She won a Daytime Emmy 2015-2016 Emmy of the granted Café CNN the recognition as "Best Spanish-language television program in the United States." Requena also received the “Premio Carteles” for her outstanding work defending freedom of expression, “Los mejores del año” and the Golden Award for being the Presenter of the Year. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Requena studied Advertising, Marketing, Radio and Television at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Requena speaks Spanish and English.

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