Mariela Encarnacion is co-anchor for Showbiz on CNN en Español, a virtual roundtable where they report and debate on the most talked-about and controversial entertainment news of the day.
Before joining CNN en Español, Encarnacion was the correspondent for the Miami morning show “Levantate” in Telemundo, covering the latest local show business news. In this network Encarnacion anchored a weekly program called “Ritmo y Sabor”. Encarnacion also anchored and pioneered the entertainment show Lamusica.com for Mega TV where she had the opportunity to interview famous stars in music like Shakira, Julio Iglesias, Alejandro Fernandez, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Estefan and Maná among others, and famous movie stars like Nicolas Cage, Halle Berry, John Travolta, Antonio Banderas, Will Smith, Eva Longoria, Eva Méndez, Benicio del Toro, and Jackie Chan, among others.
Encarnacion began her television career in Dominican Republic in 1998 alongside with musician Juan Luis Guerra through his channel Mango TV, where she had the opportunity to present numerous television shows, quickly becoming one of the relevant local figures. In 2000 she had the chance to be part of the show *Sabado Gigante* broadcasted by Univision, where Encarnacion worked as a model and co-anchor next to the host, Don Francisco, for two years.
Born in Dominican Republic, Encarnacion resides in Mexico with her husband and son. She speaks English, Spanish, and is studying Italian.