September 24, 1972 |
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Occupation||Weather forecaster and journalist|
|Spouse(s)||Don Omar (2008-2011)|
Guerrido was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she received her primary and secondary education. According to Guerrido, her mother was mistreated by her father, therefore Guerrido and her sister had to seek shelter together with their mother at the "Casa Protegida Julia de Burgos", a domestic violence shelter in San Juan, when she was seven years old. After graduating from high school, she moved with her family to the Bronx section of New York City.
Before Jackie worked in the media, she had shown interest in other areas of work. In 1996, Guerrido attended open auditions for the film based on slain Tejano superstar Selena. Among thousands of hopefuls auditioning, Jennifer Lopez was ultimately cast as star of the film, Selena.
Guerrido was offered a position on WSKQ's morning show, El Vacilon de la Mañana ("Good times in the morning"), by a producer who heard her doing a voice-over. She soon received an offer from WRMA (106.7) in Miami, which she accepted.
Guerrido settled down in Miami and she joined the HBC Radio Company, after working at "Romance" for a year. There she was given the opportunity to co-host a radio program with the duties of broadcasting news and traffic conditions. Eventually, she was given her own music show at WRTO (98.3). She also landed a job in television as a traffic reporter for WSCV, Miami's Telemundo affiliate, working for both the radio and television at the same time.
Univision took notice of Guerrido and made her an offer to become the meteorologist for Al Amanacer de Noticias 23 ("Morning News at Channel 23"), the then-morning show for Univision flagship WLTV. She studied meteorology at the University of Miami.
For several years, Guerrido presented the weather on Despierta America ("Wake Up America"), which is one of the most popular television programs among the Hispanic community in the United States. She currently does the weather for Univision's afternoon newsmagazine show Primer Impacto ("First Impact") with Barbara Bermudo. She studied journalism at the University of Florida.
Mira Quien Baila! (2010)
In 2004, Guerrido was named the "Good Will Ambassador" of the Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrated in New York City. She is the mother of two teenagers, Thomas and Adieny. On April 19, 2008, Jackie married reggaeton singer Don Omar in Puerto Rico. In 2010, Guerrido participated in Mira Quien Baila!, a reality show, which aired on Univision in the United States and is the American/Spanish-Speaking version of Dancing with the Stars. The show's finale was on November 21, 2010 and Guerrido came in 2nd place, by popular vote, to Vadhir Derbez. Guerrido was awarded $10,000 dollars (US) which she donated to the "Casa Protegida Julia de Burgos", a domestic violence shelter.
In 2011 she was divorced from her husband, Don Omar.
- Univision: Jackie Guerrido aclaró su edad on YouTube
- "Se le acaba la suerte a Jackie" (in Spanish). El Nuevo Día. 2010-11-21.
- Fotos y Videos de la artista at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 2008)
- "Jackie Guerrido". Univision.
- "Mira Quién Baila".
- "Próximo el divorcio de Don Omar y Jackie Guerrido" (in Spanish). El Nuevo Día. 2010-12-20.