Mariana Atencio joins Fusion from Univision News, where she was the youngest correspondent for “Noticiero Univision.”
As a reporter for Univision’s Investigative and Documentary Units, Mariana received both a Peabody Award and an Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award for her work on the one-hour documentary “Fast and Furious: Arming the Enemy.”
She has covered major domestic and international stories including the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in 2013 and the 2012 U.S. presidential election — where she reported from both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
She also co-anchored election analysis for “Despierta América,” Univision’s highly rated morning show. Prior to joining Univision, Mariana worked as a news anchor for Vme-TV, a Spanish broadcast public television station for the U.S. Hispanic market.
She has a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism where she received a full-merit scholarship.