In January 2018 Patricia Janiot joint Univision Noticias, the award-winning news division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving the Hispanic community in the United States. Janiot will conduct the “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna” with Enrique Acevedo and will also be co-host of the primetime news magazine “Aquí y Ahora” next to Teresa Rodríguez and Ilia Calderón. She will also launch a new program, focused on Latin American news, on all Univision Noticias digital platforms and will develop content for special programs. Known by millions of viewers in the United States and Latin America as the face of CNN en Español, Janiot is a familiar and highly respected figure in the field of international news. Her distinguished career in that cable television network has lasted almost 26 years: she was first was co-host of the primetime news program Noticiero Telemundo-CNN, which aired on the Telemundo network; then she went to CNN (1992-1997); and later she was the main conductor of CNN en Español (1997-2017). As the main conductor, she has covered the most important global events of the last quarter of the century, ranging from wars, terrorist attacks and regional crises to presidential elections, political summits, papal visits, natural disasters and much more. In addition, he interviewed almost all practicing Latin American presidents during the past 25 years, including Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez, and numerous political leaders and prominent world personalities such as Augusto Pinochet, Colin Powell, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Dan Brown and many others.
Since 2003, Janiot has been the only presenter of the CNNE’s star news program, “Panorama Mundial”, winner of the Emmy® Award in 2014. From 2016 she also conducted the news magazine “Nuestro Mundo” every Sunday. Over the years she has presented several other programs and specials in the chain. Prior to joining CNN, Janiot hosted the evening newscast of the local Univision station in Los Angeles, Univision 34 (KMEX), and also co-hosted the morning show “Buenos Días Nueva York” by Univision 41 (WXTV) in New York. Janiot has received numerous awards for his achievements as a journalist, including an Emmy Award and several nominations, the National Journalism Award of the Journalists Club of Mexico, the Golden Mike Award of the Radio & Television News Association of the South of California and the INTE Award as “Best female news personality”. She also appeared on the Hispanic Media 100 list, an annual tribute that names the 100 most influential Spanish-language news reporters and executives of the year in the United States. Beyond her journalistic work, Janiot is president of the charity organization “Colombianitos”, whose mission is to help low-income children who have been affected by violence in Colombia. For her dedication to humanitarian causes, the White House awarded her the Champions of Change prize and the United Nations Organization honored her with the Women Together award. She also received the Dean’s Award for Public Service from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.
Additionally, she has been recognized by prominent organizations and has received prestigious awards in Colombia, including the Cafam Award for Women, Colombian Heart, Woman of the Year and Women of Success. In addition, she received the Order of Merit Manuela Beltrán. Born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, Janiot is a graduate of Journalism and Social Communication at the Universidad de la Sabana in Bogotá, and also holds a degree in English from the University of Cambridge. Additionally, she studied Transmission and Production of Radio and Television at the Higher Telecommunications College in Bogotá. Before moving to the United States, she worked for the Colombian television channel Canal A, where she hosted the news magazine “Testimonio”, winner of the Simón Bolívar Journalism Award. Also on Channel A, she was the co-host of “Noticiero Crypton” and the magazine “Cultural Moment”. Janiot began her journalistic career on the Colombian radio station Caracol Radio.