Karina Banda Biography

Karina Banda is a Mexican personality who is a reporter or journalist by profession and a TV presenter too. She is famously known for working with Univision Deportes and hosting El Gordo y la Flaca. Despite this, she won an Emmy Award for the category of Best Entertainment Reporter in Mexico back in 2014. She co-hosted the famous and most-watched show called El Gordo y la Flaca [The Fat and The Skinny]. Karina is also a blogger who used to write about security and cybersecurity. She has won six Emmy awards in her whole reporting career.

Early Life

Karina Banda, who is around 32-35, is a graduate student of Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, from where she received her journalism degree in 2011. The same year, she received her dramatic education (hosting and acting as the major subjects) from TVI Actors Studio. She has also attended Consultoria y Servicios Monterrey where she received her other certification in Oratoria in 2009. Earlier to this in 2007, she received her certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) from The University of Texas at Austin.

Karina Banda Career

Karina Banda, who is famously known for being married to the famous actor Carlos Ponce, is also famously known for her TV show called EI Gordy la Flaca. Earlier in the past, she worked on the radio at the age of 13 in Monterrey, Mexico. Banda began her professional career in 2008 when she was appointed as Multimedios Television at Mexico-based Conductora / Tv Host. She stretched her position for two years and 8 months. Later, she was appointed by Conductora DVD Puntos de Partida 9, where she worked at the position of McGraw-Hill Higher Education for at least three months.

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She gave seven months to her another position Gobierno del Estado de Nuevo León (The Government of State of Nuevo Leon) at Coordinadora en Formación Civica (Acción Cívica) [Civic Education Coordinator]. Next, she gave one year and five months of her life to a telecommunication company called Televisa, where she worked in the post of News Anchor and hosted a few television shows. Most recently, Banda is working with Univision- a broadcast media production and distribution based in Miami Florida. Banda has been working with Univision since July 2013 and got a change in her position from Morning News Anchor to On-Air Talent. In between her two positions, she has hosted various television shows on the channel authorized by the media company.

Karina Banda Biography

Real Name Karina Banda
Birth Date 21 August 1988
Age (as of 2022) 33 Years
Birth Place Salamanca, Mexico
Profession Television Presenter
College Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Qualification Graduate in Journalism

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 62 kg  –  in Pounds –  136 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Carlos Ponce
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Personal Life

Karina began her dating life with an actor and the famous superstar named Carlos Ponce back in August 2018. The two first got engaged in 2020 and later they secretly exchanged the rituals of marriage in July 2020. Previous to this marriage, Karina was married to another man in her life, an American helicopter pilot Douglas Riggs. Carlos Ponce belongs of Puerto Rican descent whereas Karina belongs of Mexican descent. Both exchanged the rituals of marriage in an intimate ceremony on 30th July 2020 in Florida and later had an interview revealing their secret marriage with HOLA! The USA.

Relationship with Carlos Ponce

The couple went to reveal the details of their marriage and gave the details that at their wedding event, one of the witnesses was Ponce’s two twin daughters, Sienna and Savannah. The couple explained that their wedding took place in the presence of no guest from anyone’s side and they still maintain deep secrecy about the same. Although the romance is still young between the couple, it is known that the couple started dating each other back in 2017.

According to Wikipedia, Carlos Ponce is a married and divorced personality with four children from his previous marriage. For the first time, he married his childhood school friend, and photographer Verónica Rubio, who is also the sister of current U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. The pair was residing in Miami, Florida, and produced four children- the youngest one was the pair of twins- Savannah and Sienna, who were both born in 2002. The marriage did not work for the pain and they called it a split in 2010.

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Karina Banda Net Worth

It is for sure that Karina Banda is earning a good amount of money because of her only profession of journalism and TV presenter. While working with different media companies, she has hosted various programs on the news channels and other entertainment programs like La Isla de Enamorándonos [Falling in Love]. For the moment, Karina’s estimated net worth must be somewhere around $2 million to $5 million, which is enough to provide her high-profile status in society.

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