Thursday, January 20, 2011

Marielena Ramos, Producer/Director at NewsChannel5 Plus, born and raised in Puerto Rico

Marielena Ramos, in a place called La Calera in Bogota, Colombia, her husband's hometown
Marielena Ramos is a Producer/Director at NewsChannel5 Plus, an arm of NewsChannel5 Network. As part of her job, she produces and/or directs daily live shows, like MorningLine, as well as pre-taped shows, like Cristina Allen's Que Pasa Nashville. Before working at NewsChannel5, Ramos worked as an editor for a TV production company, and as a marketing consultant for advertising agencies and other television stations.

Ramos came to Nashville 7 years ago with her husband to pursue a Master’s degree at Middle Tennessee State University, where she earned her Master in Science, Mass Communications. (Why Nashville? Ramos' husband is a musician - simple as that.)

Ramos earned her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications at the University of Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico. Ramos was born and raised and still has family in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Ramos' mother is from Puerto Rico.

Ramos' father, on the other hand, was born in Cuba. He left that island at the age of four with his mother and his cousin.  They first moved to Venezuela, where Ramos' grandmother's sister lived, and after a few years they moved to Puerto Rico, where Ramos' father was raised.

This profile of Marielena Ramos is the third in what will be a series of eight media profiles here on  Chris Echegaray of the Tennessean and Charles Maldonado of the City Paper and Scene were featured last week, and others profiled will include Christine Maddela of WKRN/News2, Ray Ponce de Leon of The Contributor, and Eric Alvarez of Fox17.

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