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Press, Media, and Social Media – Alejandra Oraa
January 21, 2018
CNN Anchor and Journalist
Press, Media, and Social Media
JANUARY 21,2018 | ROOSEVELT HOUSE, NY
Alejandra Oraa is a two-time Emmy award winning anchor and journalist for CNN en Español. Blending intelligence, charisma, and relentless positivity, she became the youngest anchor in the history of CNN at the age of 23. She is currently the host of two shows for CNN enEspañol: Café CNN, a morning news program, and Destinos, a travel and adventure show. Alejandra has won an Emmy for each program and was credited as both anchor and writer.
At the age of 18, Alejandra began her career working as a reporter for TV Azteca in Miami. In 2009, Alejandra became a host for one of Miami’s top Spanish-language radio stations: Romance 106.7FM. During that time, Oraa was known as “the voice” behind international campaigns for HBO, Ford, McDonald’s, Marshalls, among others.
In addition to her duties at CNN, Alejandra serves as a Good Will Ambassador for the United Nations. Through the UNAIDS program in Latin American and the Caribbean, Alejandra promotes awareness of HIV-related human rights issues among women and youth. She also represents South America at the UN in “The Global Journalist Corps”, an exclusive program for a carefully selected group of high- level journalists, lending their voices and insights and serving as advisors for the organization.
Born in Vargas, Venezuela, Alejandra has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications from St. Thomas University. She is fluent in Spanish and English and is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia.