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(90# Honduras) Satcha Pretto: Why she kicks ass
She is an Emmy awards winning journalist from La Paz, Honduras.
She is a news co-anchor of the Univision Network’s Despierta America (an American Spanish language television show).
She is bilingual, fluent in both Spanish and English.
At 17 and still in high school, she got a job at a radio station from the National Broadcasters Association of Honduras.  
She was academically successful which earned her a scholarship in 1998 to study at Angelo State University (Texas), by 2001 she had graduated with a BA in Communications.
Her professional career started as a television journalist in Midland-Odessa, Texas as a reporter and anchor of the late night newscast of KTLE-Telemundo. 
In 2003, she moved to Dallas, Texas where she was hired to co-anchor KUVN channel 23’s (an Univision affiliate) 5:00 p.m. newscast, Cinco en Punto (Five o’Clock) and report for the late night newscast, Edición Nocturna (Nightly Edition).
While she was at KUVN, she collaborated with the CNN Cable Network as a reporter for Anderson Cooper 360.
In 2006 she became the new co-host of Primer Impacto - Fin de Semana
Just six months after joining the Univision Network, she hosted the network’s broadcast of the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade, and did so again in January 2008.
In May 2007, she covered a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Brazil and was subsequently chosen to be part of a select group of 70 journalists who traveled with Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to the United States in 2008.
This made history as Satcha Prettobecame the first female journalist from a Spanish-language media outlet in the U.S. to travel on board the Pope’s plane.
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(90# Honduras) Satcha Pretto: Why she kicks ass

  • She is an Emmy awards winning journalist from La Paz, Honduras.
  • She is a news co-anchor of the Univision Network’s Despierta America (an American Spanish language television show).
  • She is bilingual, fluent in both Spanish and English.
  • At 17 and still in high school, she got a job at a radio station from the National Broadcasters Association of Honduras.  
  • She was academically successful which earned her a scholarship in 1998 to study at Angelo State University (Texas), by 2001 she had graduated with a BA in Communications.
  • Her professional career started as a television journalist in Midland-Odessa, Texas as a reporter and anchor of the late night newscast of KTLE-Telemundo
  • In 2003, she moved to DallasTexas where she was hired to co-anchor KUVN channel 23’s (an Univision affiliate) 5:00 p.m. newscast, Cinco en Punto (Five o’Clock) and report for the late night newscast, Edición Nocturna (Nightly Edition).
  • While she was at KUVN, she collaborated with the CNN Cable Network as a reporter for Anderson Cooper 360.
  • In 2006 she became the new co-host of Primer Impacto - Fin de Semana
  • Just six months after joining the Univision Network, she hosted the network’s broadcast of the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade, and did so again in January 2008.
  • In May 2007, she covered a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Brazil and was subsequently chosen to be part of a select group of 70 journalists who traveled with Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to the United States in 2008.
  • This made history as Satcha Prettobecame the first female journalist from a Spanish-language media outlet in the U.S. to travel on board the Pope’s plane.

If you want to read about more kick ass women from our Women Of The World theme, click here.

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