María Elena Salinas Bio, Age, Husband, Family, Daughters, Net Worth, Salary

María Elena Salinas Biography

Maria Elena Salinas is a Spanish-language news anchor and journalist who previously co-anchored Univision’s nightly newscast, Noticiero Univision, and the network’s news magazine, Aquí y Ahora. She is notably the most recognized Hispanic journalist in the United States.

She moderated the eighth Democratic presidential primary debate on March 9, 2016, in Miami, Florida, along with Karen Tumulty, and Jorge Ramos. The debate was sponsored by Univision and The Washington Post.

Elena started her career in journalism in 1981 as a reporter for the Spanish-language television station KMEX-34 in Los Angeles. Her comprehensive coverage of the Hispanic community in Southern California led her to become a co-anchor of Noticiero Univision.

Salinas has been working for more than three decades in the United States and in 18 Latin American countries. She has interviewed Latin American heads of state, rebel leaders, dictators, and every United States president since Jimmy Carter.


Maria has interviewed notable people such as former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Manuel Noriega, the former military dictator of Panama; Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega; and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation spokesman Subcomandante Marcos. In addition, she interviewed celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Rick Martin, and Gloria Estefan.

In 2017, Elena started an English-languaged crime program The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas, on Investigation Discovery. For ten years (2001 – 2011), Maria wrote a weekly syndicated column in English and Spanish.

On July 22, 2019, CBS News announced Maria Elena would be joining the station as a contributor. She joined “CBS This Morning” to break down the diverse Latino communities across the U.S. that were long held as a single voting bloc, but economic, geographic, and cultural differences show stark divides in how Latino Americans have cast their ballots in the 2020 United States presidential election.

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Maria Elena Salinas Age

Elena is 67 years old as of 2021. She was born on December 30, 1954, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on December 30th every year.

Maria Elena Salinas Husband

Elena was married to Eliott Rodriquez until 2007. They had two daughters Julia Alexandra, and Gabriela Maria.

Maria Elena Family

Elena was born and raised in Mexico for 7 years. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico in the 1940s. However, she has not disclosed details about his parents and siblings. We promise to update you once the information is available.

Maria Elena Salinas Height

Elena stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Maria Elena Salinas Net Worth

Salinas has an estimated net worth of between $2 million – $5 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a journalist.

Maria Elena Salinas Salary

Elena Salinas receives an average annual salary of between $40,000 – $110,000. This is from her successful career at Univision.