After studying journalism, she started working for a local television in Plasencia. After that, she presented the news in Telemadrid and she started working for Canal+ (Noche de los Oscars, La hora wiki) and Cuatro (Soy lo que como, Noche Cuatro, Idénticos, Noche Manga, Oído cocina, Supernanny, reportages about House or Grey’s Anatomy). When Cuatro was merged into the Mediaset España group, she started working in reality shows on Telecinco.
On June 22, 2012, Raquel Sánchez-Silva married Mario Biondo, a camera operator she met on the reality show Supervivientes 2011, with whom she had been in a relationship for one year. They married in Sicily. On May 30, 2013 the lifeless body of Mario appeared in their home in Madrid.