About Mariana

Mariana Atencio is a journalist, TED speaker, influencer, and award-winning news personality covering domestic and international assignments, breaking news, and special reports.

As a first-generation Latina who fled violence and oppression in her native Venezuela, she crossed over from Spanish-to English-language television.

She has been named one of the top young voices in American newsrooms, and her awards include the Peabody Award for Investigative Journalism, the Gracie Award, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists “Latino Issues” Award.

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Mariana Atencio is a journalist, TED speaker, influencer, and award-winning news personality covering domestic and international assignments, breaking news, and special reports.

As a first-generation Latina who fled violence and oppression in her native Venezuela, she crossed over from Spanish-to English-language television.

She has been named one of the top young voices in American newsrooms, and her awards include the Peabody Award for Investigative Journalism, the Gracie Award, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists “Latino Issues” Award.

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NBC: In the chaos of Venezuela, a daughter fights for her father’s life

With no medicine and a crippled health system, a family loses hope in the country they love.

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Aug / 1

UnidosUS Keynote speech: “Now is the time for Latinos”

Mariana Atencio’s speech at the 2018 UnidosUS Annual Conference Monday Breakfast, on July 9, in Washington, D.C.

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People.com: MSNBC Journalist Mourns Father’s Death and Sheds Light on Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela

MSNBC correspondent Mariana Atencio documented her late father’s fight for his life in a Venezuelan hospital on social media.

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It’s art, food and fashion will always make Paris “a must” for travelers.

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My husband’s family is Lebanese, so I see Lebanon as I see them: hard working, beautiful, lively people who are proud of their roots and traditions.

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This city is practically the capital of Latin America, an everyday reminder of a lively cultural melting pot. I love Miami and I’m proud to call it my home now.

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