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Mariana Atencio


Mariana Atencio is a MSNBC Correspondent based in Miami.

Previously, Atencio served as an anchor and correspondent at Univision and Fusion Networks. She co-anchored Univision's 2016 Democratic debate, as well as Al Punto, Florida, the Sunday public affairs show. She has also covered a diverse range of national and international stories such as Latino voters in the 2016 election, the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, protests in Hong Kong, the search for 43 missing students in Mexico, the anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, and Pope Francis’ election -- including a virtual town hall with the Pontiff ahead of his visit to the U.S. 

Her investigative and documentary work has received numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, an IRE Award, and a Gracie Award. 

Atencio, a native of Venezuela, graduated from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.