Mayte Prida is a TV and Radio host, an Author, a Motivational Speaker and one of the most prominent Hispanic advocates for women and health issues in the country today. Mayte was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. She graduated with a BA in communications from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. Mayte began her career as a local news reporter for KWEX –TV channel 41 in SA, Texas, and went on to anchor the evening news. She was responsible for the national news breaks on the SIN (now Univision) Network. She was recruited by KMEX-TV in Los Angeles, CA to anchor their daily news programs. Later on, as a host and producer of “America”, a national Univision program she quickly reached one of the top positions in the Hispanic news world of the United States.
During her professional life, Mayte has navigated from the newsrooms (Univision/Telemundo), to the recording studios (Latin Sound Network, Sony Music); to the hosting and/or production of several television shows (Univision, Telemundo, Mundo Fox, PBS, IFC). She now she serves as CEO of her own production company K’Emociooon! Productions where they currently produce several formats.
In 2001 adversity struck Mayte as she was diagnosed with breast cancer in an advanced stage. She wrote her ordeal in her first book “A Difficult Journey, my battle with cancer” and documented her first year fighting the disease with the hopes of helping other people affected by cancer. The opened her doors to the national and international markets as an author. Some other books have followed such as “Con Fe, and Vivir sin Miedo”.
Mayte has been a keynote and guest speaker for the most prominent organizations in the US such as LULAC, NCLR, NALEO, and NHLI among others.
In 2005 she was signed by the Ford Motor Company as the Hispanic spokesperson for their breast cancer awareness campaign. Since then, Mayte got herself involved in different women oriented organizations as well as health issues for minorities and opened the non-profit organization that bears her name. The MPF is dedicated to help educate people about the adversities of cancer while giving hope for a better way of coping with the disease.
Later on Mayte became the Hispanic Spokesperson for PHRMA (Pharmaceutical Reseaarch Manufactures of America) and later on, for The National Honey Board.
Mayte’s hard work and determination has been recognized with several awards among them The Eagle Fly Free Award by the Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural Minority Medicine alongside former president Bill Clinton; The True Champion Award by Yoplait; the Women that Inspires by Siempre Mujer Magazine, among several others.
Mayte Prida is a source of strength. On radio, television, through her articles on newspapers or on the Internet, she is the friend that knows how to reach peoples’ hearts.
Mayte has two children, Tommy and Isabella and is currently living in Los Angeles, California.