Maria Alejandra Requena
María Alejandra Requena is a CNN en Español television host and part of the morning program Café CNN, which is broadcast Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 am.
Requena joined CNN in 2013 as host of CNN Magazine on CNN Latino, the programming block geared toward the U.S. Hispanic market. Most recently, Requena worked on the noon network news program, Realidades en Contexto, having stepped in as new anchor of said program and other network shows.
Prior to joining CNN Latino, Requena was the news anchor of “Mega News” for Mega TV in Miami. During her tenure on Mega TV, she was also a part of the program “De Frente” and co-host of “Paparazzi Magazine.” Requena began her career in Venezuela where she worked on international programs such as “Las mejores playas de Latinoamérica”, broadcast by Sony Entertainment Television, as well as “Atrévete a soñar”, “De boca en boca”, “Loto fortuna”, “A gozar”, “Aprieta y gana”, broadcast by RCTV, among others. Requena also worked on radio programs in Venezuela, such as “Para luego es tarde” on 89.7 FM, “Somos 3” on 105.3 FM, and “El reporte de eso” on 94.1 FM. Throughout her career she’s had the opportunity to interview major Hollywood celebrities, such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Halle Berry, Will Smith, Jennifer López, among others
Requena has been been recognized for her journalistic work, having been honored with the Premio Carteles for defending freedom of speech, the award for Los Mejores del Año and the award 2 de Oro for Presenter of the Year, and was nominated for an INTE award, among others.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Requena studied Publicity, Marketing, Radio and Television. She is fluent in Spanish and English.