Maria Celeste Arraras is a Puerto Rican actress and journalist. She is also the host and producer of a Spanish language news program, Al Rojo Vivo. The winner of 3 Emmy Awards, Maira was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Universidad Central de Bayamon in Puerto Rico, in recognition for her arduous philanthropic work.
Maria Celeste Arraras' Ealy Life, Bio, and Education
She was born September 27, 1960, in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico to a politician, sports leader, lawyer, and educator José Enrique Arrarás. She is one of the seven children born to her parents.
During her childhood days, she was also interested in swimming. She also used to participate in several swimming competitions. She won three medals at the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships and even qualified for the 1976 Summer Olympics but her illness became a barricade for her participation.
Later she attended the Loyola University of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1978, where she majored in communications and public relations and graduated with honors 4 years later.
Maria Celeste Arraras' Career
In 1986, Maria began her broadcasting career working as a news anchor and reporter at a local Puerto Rican television station, Channel 24. In 1987 the Univision affiliate in New York City hired her as its co-anchor followed by her recruitment as Los Angeles Bureau Chief.
After leaving Univision in 2002, Maria then worked for Telemundo where she became the host and Managing Editor of the show Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste. Since 2002, Maria makes her guest appearance as a co-host of NBC’s Today show.
In 2004, she co-hosted the Brown-Black Democratic Presidential Debate in Iowa for MSNBC. For her work, Maria received her third Emmy Award in September 2016, the rest two won in 2005 and 2014. She has also won Silver Circle Award from National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Maria Celeste Arraras' Net Worth
As of 2018, Maria's exact net worth is under review, and even more, her salary is not disclosed, though her net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.
Maria Celeste Arraras' Personal Life
Talking about her relationship, Maria is married only once in her life. She was married to Manny Arvesu as they tied the knot in 1990. They together have 3 children: Adrian Arvesu, Julian Arvesu, and Lara Giuiliana Arvesu. Unfortunately, the couple got divorced in 2004.
Maria then started dating Raul Quintana in 2010 but, the relationship couldn't last long due to a number of bad incidents.
She currently lives in Miami with her three children. She was also one of the first Latina celebrities to adopt a child from an orphanage in Eastern Europe when she and her former husband Manny Arvesu adopted a one-year-old Russian boy in 2000. They changed his name from Vadim to Adrian.
On March 2, 2018, the TV anchor didn't show up for her daily news show. All of her fans were concerned for her but, later she posted a photo of her to diminish the fan's concern in the Instagram to see her son, Adrian play lacrosse at Riviera.
Maria Arraras is also a writer and has authored several books which include Selena‘s Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death which she wrote in 1997.
Age, Body Statistics and Social Media Presence
- The famed Puerto Rican journalist is active on her social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter where she has over 1.1 million followers and 1.15 million followers respectively.
- Age: Maria Celeste Arraras is 58 years old as of 2019.
- Birth Sign: Libra
- Height: She has a tall height of 5 feet 9 inches(174cm).
- Weight: Her body weight is around 67(148Ibs).
- Body Measurements: Her body measurements are 35-24-35 inches.
- Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
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