Myrka Dellanos - Updated Jun 2024

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Myrka Dellanos

Myrka Dellanos is a popular Cuban-American journalist, author, and socialite. Myrka Dellanos rose to fame in the Spanish-speaking media as a co-host of the popular television show “Primer Impacto” on Univision.

Early Life

On the 27th of May 1965, Myrka Dellanos was born in Havana, Cuba. She is currently 58 years old and has a birth sign of Gemini. In addition, her full name is Myrka Bárbara Dellanos and belongs to American nationality.

As a child, she was raised in Philadelphia by her parents. She has a younger sister whose name is still unknown. While she has not provided proper details about her parents’ names. However, according to an online source, her father was a truck driver, and her mother was an elementary school teacher.

Myrka Dellanos – Education

While attending a local high school, she became interested in journalism, but she was also interested in modeling; Myrka’s parents encouraged her to focus on her education and pursue a college degree.

During her teenage years, she was physically active, playing soccer for her high school team as well as volleyball and tennis. She enrolled at the University of Miami in 1983 and graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Professional Career

Myrka Dellanos worked for the Miami Herald as a reporter. While in college, she worked as a producer for a CBS Radio station in Miami. Her first break came in 1992 when she co-hosted the popular Univision news program Primer Impacto (First Impact). She stayed with Univision after her initial contract with the network expired, despite receiving multiple offers from other English-speaking television networks. Moreover, she remained a co-host of Primer Impacto until 2004.

She was named “Star of the Year” by readers of the magazine “People en Espanol” in 2004. She also hosted the Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations at the White House in Washington, D.C. Moreover, she was then appointed by US President George W. Bush to the Freedom Corps, a group of 25 people who collaborate to promote charitable giving.

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Caption: Myrka Dellanos working in the news studio (Source: LinkedIn)

Then, she turned her attention to social service and other humanitarian causes, such as assisting victims of domestic abuse and orphaned children. She was named spokesperson for the “I Am Second” movement in 2013, which aims to provide spiritual inspiration and hope to people dealing with life issues such as divorce, abortion, and child abuse.

Recent Works

Myrka returned to television in 2013 as a host and contributor for the American-based Hispanic network Estrella TV and its news magazine En la Mira con Enrique Gratas, after an 8-year absence from broadcast journalism. Moreover, she is the author of several notable books, including Succeed and Be Happy: I Learned Thanks to God, My Mom, and Life.

In March 2022, she started cohosting “La Mesa Caliente” on Telemundo, a round table show similar to “The View.” In 2023, she served as a guest judge at the 71st Miss Universe pageant, which was held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Awards

Myrka has also won several awards, including the Hispanic Heritage Council’s Hispanic Leadership Award. She was named Hispanic of the Year by the Direct Marketing Association of America in 2001. Moreover, she was also named a Goodwill Ambassador for the International Rescue Committee, a United Nations organization that assists in the rescue of refugees. The Organization of Ibero-American Journalists named Myrka ‘Person of the Year’ in 2003.

Net Worth 2024

The majority of her earnings come from her journalism career and business ventures. As of now, her net worth is estimated at around $16 million while her salary is estimated at around $3 million.

Relationship Status

Presently, Myrka Dellanos is single when it comes to her personal life. However, she was married four times in the past. In 1991, she got married to Dr. Alejandro Loynáz. With the marriage, the couple is blessed with a daughter Alexa Carolina. However, they got divorced in 1998.

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Caption: Myrka Dellanos with her with her daughter (Source: TFIGlobal)

In 2000, she married David Matthews but divorced in 2002. On the 8th of April 2008, she married the pharmaceutical representative, Ulyses Daniel Alonso. The couple filed for divorce on 18 March 2009, citing irreconcilable differences. In addition, she also had a relationship with Luis Miguel.

Body Measurements

Myrka Dellanos

Caption: Myrka Dellanos attending an award function (Source: mundonow.com)

This journalist stands 5 feet 9 inches tall (174 cm) and weighs around 65 kg (143 lbs). Meanwhile, this journalist has a pair of blue eyes with blonde hair color. In addition, her body measurement measures 35-25-37 inches,s and wears a bra size of 40 C (US).

Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@myrkadellanos’ there are over 3.3 million followers. Likewise, there are over 91.7k followers on her Twitter page ‘@Myrka_Dellanos’ and over 1.1 million followers on her Facebook page.