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In this era of globalization, news reporting is no longer just a means of communication, but it has also developed into a tool for change. Eminent journalist like Maria Celeste Arraras has changed the landscape and outcomes of information, war, and news reporting itself.
Moreover, she is best known as the recipient of three national Emmy Awards for journalism. In fact, this versatile lady is the first female recipient of the Legacy Award by Broadcast and Multi-Channel for outstanding achievement in Hispanic Television in 2005.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 27 September 1960, this renowned personality has turned 60 years old in the year 2020. This lady has a good height of 170 in Centimetres and 5’8” in Feet & Inches. Her black eyes and shiny brown hair enhance her beauty.
She seems fit with a weight of 57 in kilograms and 126 lbs in pounds. Her figure measures 35 inches breast, 25 inches waist, and 35 inches hips. Her dress size is 7.5 (US) while her bra size is 40C.
Working as a journalist and television personality, Maria earns a very decent amount of net worth through her professional career. Having started her career in 1986, she has undoubtedly managed to establish herself as one of the 10 most powerful women of the next generation of leaders and has amassed a healthy fortune from her 34 years long career.
According to the sources, her estimated net worth is $16 million approximately. In fact, Maria also gathers money from her other profession as an author.
Education / Family
Born and grew up in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Maria belongs to the Latino ethnicity. She was born as the first child of Astrid Mangual (mother) and Jose Enrique Arraras (father). Her mother is a homemaker and chemist while her father is a politician, lawyer, and educator.
Moreover, she has eight siblings named Astrid, José Enrique, Jr., Patricia, Gabriel Enrique, Enrique Antonio, and Isabel Celeste, including 6 from her father’s re-marriage and two born from her mother’s remarriage.
Since her childhood, she was active in sports especially water sports, and also won three medals (one gold, one silver, and one bronze) at the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships in 1971. Furthermore, she enrolled at Loyola University where got graduated majoring in Communications.
Later, in the year 2016, she returned to Loyola University where she was inducted into the School of Mass Communication’s Den of Distinction and was honored by Loyola University for her career in television.
Maria Celeste Arraras
|Birth Place||Mayaguez, Puerto Rico|
|Date of birth||September 27, 1960|
|Age||60 years old (as of 2020)|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’8”
In centimeters: 170 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 57 kg
In pounds: 126 lbs
|Home town||Mayaguez, Puerto Rico|
|Fathers name||Jose Enrique Arraras|
|Mothers name||Astrid Mangual
|Siblings||José Enrique, Gabriel Enrique, Enrique Antonio, Isabel Celeste, Astrid, Patricia, Percy Naranjo and Francisco Naranjo|
Career / Fashion and Style
Talking about her career, Maria commenced her career in the year 1986 by working as a news anchor and reporter at a local Puerto Rican television station, Channel 24. In fact, she also covered major news events at the spot receiving several journalistic awards.
Later, in the year 1987, She was also hired as co-anchor of the Univision affiliate’s local news show in New York City. Thereafter, Maria served as the Los Angeles Bureau Chief. Moreover, she was also named the national news anchor for the Noticiero Univision weekend edition in the year 1990.
After that, in 1992 Arraras was named the co-anchor of a new television news program, “Noticias y Mas”, alongside Myrka Dellanos. She along with Dellanos has also hosted several other Univision’s large franchises: “Primer Impacto Edicion Nocturna”, “Primer Impacto Extra” and the weekly show, “Ver Para Creer”.
Apart from that, in the year 2002, Maria held the position for over 8 years when she left the show to join the rival network, “Telemundo”. Besides this, her first work included her own Telemundo show as well as filing English-language reports for Dateline(top magazine), and work as a guest co-host in NBC’s Today show.
Other than this, she also contributed to different NBC programs including Nightly News and Dateline. Furthermore, she served as a co-anchor of Noticiero Telemundo alongside Jose Diaz-Balart in the year 2012. Other than this, in the year 2014, Maria along with her team won an Emmy Award for the coverage of the election of Pope Francis.
In 2016, she also achieved her third Emmy Award for “Francisco in America,” Telemundo’s special coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit to Cuba and the USA. With this win, Maria increased her contract with Telemundo for further years and opted to dedicate fully to her current show, “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste”.
Additionally, Arraras worked as a panelist for the Republican Party presidential debate held in Houston in February 2016. In the same year, she celebrated her 30-year long career span in television with a special edition of “Al Rojo Vivo” reuniting with Dellanos.
Recently, on August 5, 2020, she was fired from her long-lasting show, “Al Rojo Vivo” and the Telemundo company after working for over 18 years. After that, Maria will be the crucial part of the staff of CNN en Español, when the host the weekend program, CNN Docufilms.
Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More
As for her relationship status, Maria has been married just once to date. Moreover, she tied the sacred knot of marriage with Manny Arvesu in 1996.
Later, the couple has 3 children: Julian Enrique and Lara Giuliana and the duo adopted a Russian boy and named him Adrian Vadim. Unfortunately, their relation couldn’t last long and came to an end in 2004 after 8 years of relationship.
|Husband||Manny Arvesu (1996-2004)
|Children||Sons – Julian Enrique, and Adrian Vadim
Daughter – Lara Giuliana
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Some Interesting Facts About Maria Celeste Arraras
- Her Zodiac sign is Vigo.
- She is also an animal rights activist and is a vocal environmental who has spoken out against the exploitation of animals in every term.
- Currently, Maria works with The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International for the welfare of more than one million stray cats and 300,000 stray dogs on the island.
- She is also very popular on Instagram has more than 1.8 million followers.
- In the year 2006, Maria was also included on the cover of “Newsweek” magazine, as one of the 20 most powerful women of the next generation of leaders.
- Celeste also qualified to compete at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Canada. But, one week before the game, she contracted mononucleosis and became unable to compete.
- She was also awarded the PETA Humanitarian Award.
- In the year 2013, she also achieved the most “social” celebrity award in Premios Tu Mundo.
- Currently, Arraras resides in Miami along with her three children serving as their single mother.
- She is also a supporter and advocate of the organizations that are dedicated to environmental conservation.