Maria Elvira Salazar


Miami is where Maria Elvira was born and raised, where she attended college, and started her career as a journalist. Each time Maria Elvira was forced to leave, either to further her studies or attend a news reporting assignment, she would look forward to returning home to Miami. Miami is also where Maria Elvira’s daughters were born and where she chose to raise them. It is where her mother lives, where her roots are securely planted, and ultimately, where she finds her peace. Miami, is and always be, Maria Elvira’s home.


After graduating the University of Miami with a B.A. in Communications, Maria Elvira acquired a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Maria Elvira’s passion for promoting news transparency and communicating salient national affairs continued as she served as Miami’s local reporter for Univision Network’s flagship station, Channel 23. With 35 years of experience of breaking-news coverage under her belt, Maria Elvira has now become one of the nation’s most recognized Latin American political affairs journalists for the U.S. Hispanic community. Her established reputation as a leading television news reporter comes from a culmination of accomplishments and awards throughout her career, including:

  • Winner of 5 Emmy Awards in broadcast journalism
  • News Anchor – MEGA TV, Telemundo, CNN español
  • Host – Maria Elvira Live TV Show
  • Senior Political Correspondent – Telemundo
  • Central American Bureau Chief – Univision
  • White House and Pentagon Correspondent – Univision
  • First and only U.S. Spanish-language T.V. journalist to interview Fidel Castro one-on-one
  • Bestselling Author – “If God is With You, Who Could be Against You?”