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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Sep / 3

Girl Up summit inspires young women to change the world

TODAY’s Donna Farizan travels to Washington, D.C., to attend the eighth annual Girl Up Leadership Summit, an event that inspires and empowers the next generation of young women. Watch as Donna sits down with MSNBC’s Mariana Atencio, a keynote speaker at the summit.

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Jul / 25

Perfectly Mariana Atencio

Mariana Atencio knows how to make an entrance. Before she took the stage to address a general session of the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual conference on June 24.

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Jul / 25

Exclusive: Journalist Mariana Atencio On Her New Book & Being Unapologetically Latina

Journalist Mariana Atencio is coming out with a new memoir to be published this summer, Refinery29 can exclusively report

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