Maria Elena Salinas Wiki, Age, Husband, Divorce, Annual Salary, Net Worth

By Sophiya Shrestha | Updated On: 05 Mar, 2021
Maria Elena Salinas Wiki, Age, Husband, Divorce, Annual Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth December 30, 1954 Age 66 Years 6 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Broadcaster
Marital Status Single Husband/Spouse Ex Eliott Rodriguez (m. ?–Div. 2007)
Divorced Once Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Not Disclosed Ethnicity White
Children/Kids Julia Alexandra, Gabriela Maria (Daughter)

Life for the single moms is pretty much hectic. It gets quite frustrating while focusing at work and children back and forth. Similar is the situation of Univision anchor, Maria Elena Salinas who is living the life as a hardworking single mom to her two daughters, Alexandra and Gabriela after the divorce with her former husband and Emmy Winning Journalist, Elliot Rodriguez.

Career in Journalism!

An American broadcast journalist/ author, Maria Elena Salinas is widely known as the “Voice of Hispanic America” by The New York Times. She's one of the most recognized Hispanic female journalists in America and has been working in the US and 18 Latin American countries for more than three decades now.

Beginning her career as a reporter, anchor, and host in Los Angeles in 1981, she worked for KMEX-TV and its Spanish language news program, “Noticiero Univision.” Maria is as well the founder of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists who was later induced to its hall of Fame in 2006.

As a veteran, she has achieved numerable recognition and awards such as “Peabody Award” and “Broadcast Legend award” in 2014. Furthermore, she was invited as a commencement speaker at American University and California State University in 2016 and received an honorary doctorate.

Divorced From Emmy Award Winning Journalist!

“Noticiero Anchor” is living a life of a single mother and is busy multitasking and managing in between her work and children. As per the source, she was married to Eliott Rodriguez for thirteen years and eventually got divorced in 2007. reported that her ex-husband asked for alimony during the divorce process to receive $300,000 salary per year. Furthermore, it is mentioned that he stayed home and left work to encourage and support Maria in her career.

The former couple is blessed with two daughters, Julia Alexandra and Gabriela Maria who currently lives with their mother in Miami.

Coral Gables House on Sale!

News has it that the "Coral Gables House" that Maria got as the settlement during divorce was up for sale in the market in 2017. Yes, it is the same house that she and her former husband bought together for $500,000 in 2005 and has now valued it for $3.4 million.

How Much is Elena’s Net Worth?

This Mexican native is one successful and talented journalist who has flourished impressively in her career. She as a journalist has reported many talk cases and has interviewed various presidents of the US including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.

With the likes of the height of success, she has since initially started her career; she probably has a net worth in millions and a pretty hefty annual salary.

Short Bio:

Maria Elena Salinas aged 63 was born in 1954 in Los Angeles and celebrates her birthday on 30 December every year. She graduated from the University of California and right after started her career as a journalist.

Her family originally from Mexico immigrated to the United States in 1940 whereas Maria lived in Mexico for seven years as a child. As per the wiki source, Salina’s autobiography, “Yo Soy LA Hija Mi Padre” (I am My Father’s Daughter) published in 2006, covers the life history about her father and discovery about him being a Catholic Priest.

Elena though in her 60’s, she looks as pretty as she would be in her young days and possesses a pretty tall height.