Mariana Van Zeller Biography
Mariana van Zeller is a Peabody Award-winning Portuguese journalist and correspondent for National Geographic Channel.
She is also a chief correspondent for Fusion and is a former correspondent for the Vanguard documentary series on the former Current TV.
Van Zeller has reported on a variety of issues, including politics, crime, technology, and the environment. She has won numerous awards for her work, including an Emmy Award, a DuPont-Columbia Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a Peabody Award.
Zeller began her career at SIC, the first and largest Portuguese private television network. She started working in the travel and international departments of the main channel and later joined SIC Notícias, the news channel.
At SIC, she had the opportunity to report from different countries around the world, allowing her to gain experience in international reporting. She then moved to the United States and worked for National Geographic. She won a Peabody Award for her work on the series “Explorer: Warlords of Ivory”.
Mariana Van Zeller Age
Van Zeller was born on May 7, 1976, in Cascais, Portugal. He is 46 years old as of 2022.
Mariana Van Zeller Height
Zeller’s height measurements are not yet available.
Mariana Van Zeller Husband
Zeller is married to Darren Foster, her former Columbia classmate. They have been married since 2009. Darren is a series producer and director with National Geographic Channel.
Mariana Van Zeller Son
Zeller and her husband Darren Foster welcomed their son, Vasco, in July 2010.
Mariana Van Zeller Documentary
Zeller worked as a correspondent and producer for the Vanguard documentary series that was formerly broadcast on the former Current TV. The series covered issues such as the environment, drugs, and the effects of globalization and conflict.
The focus of the show was to explore and immerse viewers in global issues that had a significant social impact. Unlike sound-bite-driven reporting, the show’s correspondents conducted interviews with affected people and explored the regions involved. They’d usually be led by a guide and translator who facilitated access.
Since the show often focused on issues such as organized crime, drug trafficking, and armed revolts, the correspondents could face significant danger due to the unstable political or security situations they encountered.
Mariana Van Zeller Education
Zeller studied international relations at the Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa. She applied for a master’s degree at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism three times, but her first application was rejected, and her second was wait-listed.
However, she persisted and flew to New York City after her third application in 2001, and knocked on the dean’s door to explain her dream of becoming a journalist in the United States. The dean was so impressed with her dedication that he allowed her to enroll in the program.
Mariana Van Zeller Book
Zeller is yet to publish any book. We will provide more information on the topic soon.
Mariana Van Zeller Net Worth
Zeller has an estimated net worth of $3 million.