Myrka Dellanos Biography
Myrka Dellanos (Myrka Bárbara Dellanos) is a Cuban American author, journalist, and television and radio show host. She attended the University of Miami where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1986.
Myrka Dellanos Career
Dellanos got her first break in 1992 when she co-hosted the popular Univision news program Primer Impacto (First Impact). At the end of her initial contract with the television network, Dellanos remained with Univision, even though she had multiple offers from other English-speaking television networks. She continued to serve as co-host of Primer Impacto until 2004.
In 2004, Dellanos was chosen as the ‘Star of the Year’ by readers of the magazine “People en Español”. She also served as the host of the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month at the White House in Washington D.C. She was then appointed by U.S. President George W. Bush as a member of the Freedom Corps, a group consisting of 25 people who work together to promote charitable giving.
She then turned to social service and other humanitarian causes, such as providing help for victims of domestic abuse and for orphaned children. In 2013, Dellanos was named spokesperson for “I Am Second”, which is a movement meant to provide spiritual inspiration and hope to individuals dealing with various life issues, such as divorce, abortion, and child abuse.
Dellanos has also won several accolades, including the Hispanic Leadership Award from the Hispanic Heritage Council. In 2001, Dellanos was named the Hispanic of the Year by the Direct Marketing Association of America. She was also chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador for the International Rescue Committee, which is part of the United Nations and helps rescue refugees. In 2003, Dellanos was named ‘Person of the Year’ by the Organization of Ibero-American Journalists.
After being away from broadcast journalism for 8 years, Dellanos returned to television as a host and contributor for American-based Hispanic network Estrella TV and its news magazine En la Mira con Enrique Gratas, in 2013. She is also an accomplished ballet dancer and piano player. She has authored several notable books, including Succeed and Be Happy: Things I Learned Thanks to God, My Mom, and Life.
Myrka Dellanos Age
Dellanos is 58 years old. She was born on May 27, 1965, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Myrka Dellanos Height
Dellanos stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.
Myrka Dellanos Family
Dellanos has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight. hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Dellanos has any siblings.
Myrka Dellanos Husband
Dellanos has been married thrice. She first got married in 1991, to Dr. Alejandro Loynáz, and in December 1993, she gave birth to the couple’s only daughter, Alexa Carolina. Dellanos and Loynáz were divorced in 1998. Her second marriage was in 2000, to David Matthews, but the couple was divorced in 2002. In February 2004, Dellanos began a relationship with Mexican singer Luis Miguel.
On April 8, 2008, she got married to Cuban-born pharmaceutical representative Ulysses Daniel Alonso at a private ceremony in Coral Gables, Florida. On August 25, 2008, her then-husband Alonso was arrested and charged with domestic battery. On the next day, a police report was released, detailing the events leading to his arrest. On August 29, 2008, the Coral Gables police department released audio of the 9-1-1 call made by Dellanos. Dellanos and Alonso filed for divorce on March 18, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences.
Myrka Dellanos Daughter
She has a daughter with Dr. Alejandro Loynáz who is called Alexa Carolina Loynáz.
Myrka Dellanos Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $16 million which she has earned through her successful career as an author, journalist, and television and radio show host.
Myrka Dellanos Diabetes
Dellanos said that in spite of having had stationary diabetes when she was younger, the difficulty in losing weight was the one that forced her to get tested, where she was diagnosed with cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Myrka Dellanos Dieta/ Myrka Dellanos Surgery
After being diagnosed with diabetes, Dellanos gained about 30 pounds. A while later, she returned to the screen with 30 pounds less. Although she counted that she regained her weight by doing a strict diet and an exercise regimen, a source close to the host of the Estrella TV chain assured that Myrka underwent the popular gastric band surgery.
Myrka Dellanos Domestic Violence
Dellanos opened up about the domestic violence she suffered in 2013. She appeared as a spokesperson for the campaign ‘I am second’, in which she invites women who have suffered domestic violence to get ahead; Although she kept her private life out of the public eye, she said she suffered domestic violence twice.