Elon University / Today at Elon / Emmy-winning alumna named co-host on Univision Network

In her new role, Maity Interiano ’07 will host the weekend evening edition of broadcaster Noticiero Univision’s national newscast. Interiano is one of the alumni co-chairs of the $250 million Elon LEADS campaign.

Elon alumna Maity Interiano ’07, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and on-air talent at Univision Network in Miami, has been named co-host of the weekend edition of the network’s national news program, Noticiero Univision, which airs on Coast at 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Interiano began hosting the weekend news show alongside Felix De Bedout on Saturday 22 January.

Maity Interiano ’07

“We are delighted to welcome Maity Interiano to the evening edition of our national news program Noticiero Univision this weekend,” said Leopoldo Gomez, President of Univision News. “She is a highly talented, dedicated, skilled and award-winning journalist with a deep passion for the community we serve. She will help us advance our mission to inform and empower Hispanic America.”

Previously, Interiano was a reporter, correspondent and presenter on Univision’s Emmy Award-winning daytime show Despierta América, UNews and Noticiero Univision Edición Digital. In addition, Interiano has been a frequent Univision correspondent for a variety of events including Premios Juventud, Premio lo Nuestro, the Latin GRAMMY Awards, Nuestra Belleza Latina, the Golden Globes, the Oscars and the Rose Parade among many others.

As one of Univision’s senior correspondents, Interiano has covered the migrant caravans reaching the US-Mexico border and the resulting humanitarian crisis. Her versatility has allowed her to tell a wide range of stories including the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of London and the canonization of the saints Mother Teresa in Rome.

“I am very happy and grateful for the opportunity to be the co-host for the weekend edition of Univision News (Noticiero Univision),” Interiano said. “As an Elon student, my goal was to work for a national news show, and 15 years later, I’m one of the anchors on the premier Spanish-language news show in the United States, I embark on a commitment to informing this new chapter in my professional career, to listen and tell the stories that interest and care about Latinos and Hispanics in this country.”

Interiano, a broadcast communications student at Elon, credits much of her professional success to the university’s national leadership in engaged learning and her mentors at the School of Communications, who supported her development as a journalist. Last fall, Interiano was named one of the four alumni co-chairs of the $250 million Elon LEADS campaign, along with alumni Priscilla Awkard ’95, Christian Wiggins ’03 and Jack McMackin ’08. The four co-chairs will lead the final year of Elon LEADS, ending December 31, 2022.

One of Elon’s most dedicated alumni, Interiano has been a loyal donor to Elon LEADS with gifts in support of Elon’s Greatest Needs, the Latinx/Hispanic Alumni Network, the Phoenix Club and the School of Communications. She received Elon’s Top 10 Under 10 award in 2012 and delivered Elon’s inaugural address in 2017. She is also a member of the President’s Young Leaders Council and is returning to campus to mentor students at the School of Communications.

“I support Elon LEADS because I understand that the professionalism I have become started with the education I received at Elon and everything I have achieved so far comes with my Elon experience,” she said .

Interiano also serves the Hispanic community by working with the Amor y Vida Foundation, which provides comprehensive care to children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS in their home country of Honduras. She also participates in the annual fundraisers of Teletón México and Teletón USA.

Interiano’s promotion is part of Univision’s ongoing investments in its news division, which include the addition of more than 150 newsrooms, the expansion of its weekend news programming and most recently the launch of Noticias Univision 24/7, the leading news streaming channel featuring breaking news, original lifestyle content, opinion and information curated for a Spanish-speaking audience.

About the Elon LEADS campaign

With a goal of $250 million, Elon LEADS is the largest campaign in the university’s history and will support four key funding priorities: scholarships for graduate students the world needs, access to engaging learning opportunities such as study abroad, research and internships, support for faculty and Staff key mentors and Elon’s legendary campus. As of February 1, donors had contributed $237.8 million towards this goal.

Any gift to the university—including annual, endowment, endowment, bequest, and other planned gifts—is considered a gift to the campaign that will support students and strengthen Elon for generations to come. Visit www.elonleads.com to learn how your gift can make a difference.

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