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Luisa Fernanda (born c. 1970) is a Mexican television entertainment news anchor, radio broadcaster, theatre and soap actress, singer, model. She worked for HSE in 2001 then Telemundo until the end of 2007. She co-animated two talk shows for Univision Radio, and hosted exclusive interviews for Terra.com. At the beginning of 2012 she signed with Azteca Networks to work in Mexico City but shortly after decide to go back to the US and join Univision once again.
Fernanda has been working on television since 1987, when she began her career as a host in Mexico, as well as a member of Garibaldi the music group, where she sang together with Patty Manterola, Pilar Montenegro, Katia Llanos, Sergio Mayer, Javier Ortiz, Victor Noriega and Charly Lopez.
Her looks garnered the attention of some model agencies, and soon, she was named one of the top fifty most beautiful women of México. In 1994, she left Garibaldi.
From 1990 to 1998, she worked in many telenovelas for Televisa, including the international super hits Alcanzar una estrella and Agujetas de Color de Rosa, El premio mayor, soap operas which were mainly geared towards Latin American teenagers. Also she was a cast member of one of the most successful theatre comedy plays in Mexico for over five years Deceive me if you can and participated in several other different plays through the years and has participated as a director assistant in some others.
In 2000, she went to the United States to work at the Home Shopping Network's Spanish channel.
Less than a year in the US, she was hired by Telemundo/NBC to host the network morning show De mañanita. Soon after she was cast to co-host the network entertainment news show Cotorreando, alongside Esteban Arce and Mauricio Zeilic.
Apart from covering daily show business news, she has also covered live spacial events from Los Angeles, California, Mexico, New York, Texas and Puerto Rico, among many other places.
In June 2007, she left the NBC Universal owned network, she sign a contract in September with Telemundo/NBC's longtime rival Univision Network Group to co-animate a radio-talk show alongside Omar Moynelo for Univision Radio called El Arañazo and another one alongside Carlos Calderon called El Colmillo and the same year she was signed by the leading Spanish internet portal in US and Latin America Terra.com as the network special celebrity correspondent.
As of February 2012, she went back to Mexico City to co-host Buenas Noches America, a nightly variety show on Azteca America a TV Azteca owned Network where she also was a guest co-host several times on the network morning show Venga la Alegria.
Recently she joined Enrique Santos on the Enrique Santos Show, currently running nationwide in 11 cities.
She was married to Mexican actor Sergio Mayer.
- Cotorreando Homepage
- Luisa Fernanda group @ Yahoo
- "Telemundo Fires Talk Show Host for Homophobic Slur", La Opinión, 24 June 2007