Patricia Janiot

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Patricia Janiot
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Born Ángela Patricia Janiot Martinera
Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
Nationality Colombian, American
Education Universidad de la Sabana
Occupation Television journalist
Years active 1992 – present
Spouse(s) Argentina Miguel Yelós San Martín
Children Tábatha Paulina Yelós
Tadeo Santiago Yelós

Ángela Patricia Janiot Martirena (born 1963) is a Colombian journalist, news presenter on CNN en Español, beauty queen and former model.

Janiot in 2016.

Miss World[edit]

Before becoming a journalist, Janiot was a Colombian model, then she participated as Miss Santander in the Miss Colombia pageant in 1983, where she placed first runner-up and became Miss World Colombia who was the delegate of Colombia to Miss World 1984 pageant. She traveled to London and participated at the pageant, there she placed in the Top 15 semifinalists, the winner of the pageant was Astrid Carolina Herrera.

CNN Internacional[edit]

After her participation as a beauty queen she graduated with a degree in Journalism at Universidad de la Sabana in Bogotá. She joined CNN in 1992, where she hosted the Noticiero Telemundo CNN After the association with Telemundo she stayed with CNN and anchored CNN Internacional. Since CNN en Español was founded in 1997, she became its main news anchor.[citation needed]


She has received several journalism awards, such as the Golden Mike Award in 1990 and the Simón Bolívar Journalism Award in Colombia. She has also been nominated for the Emmy Award.

Personal life and charitable work[edit]

Janiot was born in 1963 in Bucaramanga, Santander Department to Roberto Pablo Janiot (an Argentine of French descent), a former football player who played for the Atlético Bucaramanga, and his wife Zunilda Martirena. She is married to Miguel Yelós San Martín, from Argentina, with whom she has two children, Tábatha and Tadeo, and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.[citation needed] Janiot is president of the Colombianitos foundation, which helps children who are victims of the Colombian armed conflict.

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