Mistress of Ceremonies
Mariela Romero joined Univision Atlanta in 2010 as Community Empowerment Director. With topics focusing on everything from health and wellness to financial literacy and education, Mariela seeks empowering the community, ensuring awareness through her weekly news magazine Conexión. Throughout her years in broadcast journalism Mariela Romero has received 13 Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Southeast Region. Mariela has a television career spanning two decades and several countries.
Mariela was born in Caracas, Venezuela but grew up in different countries, like France, Mexico and Argentina. She graduated in communications and journalism from Argentinean Universities “Católica Santa María de los Buenos Aires and Universidad de Belgrano”. During 1997-98 Mariela served as Language Specialist for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s multi-award winning Spanish language educational series Salsa, then moved on to produce, coordinate, and anchor for CNN en Español Radio. Afterwards she started working as a Spanish language narrator of documentaries and news feeds for Connect with Kids network, as well as a voice over talent for clients such as PBS, Amtrak, The Georgia Lottery, Chick-Fil-A and many others. For two years she was involved in the Public Relations field working for clients like the American Diabetes Association, Microsoft, Discovery Channel and Walmart among others. In 2014 Mariela became the first Latina President of The League of Women Voters of Gwinnett County, she also serves on the board of the Media Education Foundation of Georgia, The American Heart Association’s Metro Atlanta Board of Directors, The Hispanic Organization Promoting Education ‘HoPe’, The Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia and The Boy Scouts of America – Atlanta Council.
Mariela enjoys writing lyrics and some of her songs have been featured in independent films and television shows. Her song “Margarita” was part of Claudio Corsi’s Latin Grammy nominated album “Aire y Mar”. She has also worked with American composers Eddie Horst, Jim Brooks, and legendary jazz musician Johnny Knapp. Her proudest accomplishment is being mom to her 16 year old son Mateo who always gives her perspective, purpose and motivation.
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