SatchaPretto Padilla is regarded as a top journalist in the Spanish-language press in the United States. Satcha, who was born into a loving and tiny Central American family, prioritized education as a child, learning English. Pretto was awarded a scholarship to a university in the United States after working hard to complete her education in her nation. Mastering English was difficult at first, but she persevered and earned her degree with hard work and commitment. She went on to work for a number of local television stations, where she received praise and prizes for her dedication and in-depth investigations. She was soon promoted to co-host numerous high-profile shows, and she is still a nationally recognized news anchor today. Pretto is a rising star in the Latina community, and her personal and professional lives are closely followed by her legions of fans on social media. Padilla, who is now at the pinnacle of her career, uses her name, popularity, and celebrity to promote a number of charity projects. Pretto has received awards for her attractiveness as well as her journalistic work. She is a passionate admirer of numerous sports disciplines. She is currently a spokeswoman for a number of organisations and an unofficial ambassador for her hometown.
Childhood and Adolescence
SatchaPretto Padilla was born in La Paz, Honduras, on April 5, 1980. Rolando Pretto, her father, was Panamanian, and Liz Padilla, her mother, was Honduran. She has one brother, Rolando, who was named after their father. She was born and raised in Tegucipalpa, Honduras, where she attended ‘Mayan Elementary School’ and then ‘Macris High School,’ where she studied both English and Spanish. She spent every weekend as a child at her grandparents’ house, where the entire family would watch soccer matches. Satcha’s father died of a heart attack the day before she turned 16 in 1996.
Career of Satcha Pretto
Pretto worked as a radio presenter for ‘Radio Suprema’ in Tegucipalpa, Honduras, for a year in 1997. When she got the job, she was still a student. In 1998, she relocated to San Angelo, Texas, and enrolled at ‘Angelo State University,’ where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She began her professional career with a brief stint at the KTLE Telemundo television channel in Midland-Odessa, Texas, after graduating in 2001. Shortly after, she was chosen for ‘El Noticiero,’ a prominent program, by the ‘National Association of Hispanic Journalists.’
She began working as a reporter for channel KWES in Midland-Odessa, Texas, in 2002. Pretto was appointed to co-anchor KUVN’s Spanish-language broadcast ‘Cinco en Punto’ in Dallas, Texas in 2003. She also worked as a correspondent for CNN’s ‘Anderson Cooper 360’ and ‘Paula Zahn Now’ at this time. In 2006, she had an interview with Isabel Allende, a well-known Chilean author. In the same year, she was hired by Univision to co-host the show “Primer Impacto.”
For the first time in 2007, she was the host of Univision’s coverage of the ‘Tournament of Roses Parade.’ Pretto was chosen as one of a small group of journalists to cover Pope Benedict XVI’s tour of the United States the following year. She was hired to co-anchor Univision’s morning news program ‘Despierta America’ on July 18, 2011, a role she still holds today. Pretto has been a spokesperson for Target shops since 2013 and has participated in a number of public promotions. She was featured on the cover of ‘Eva’ magazine the same year.
Satcha was one of the 70 journalists chosen to accompany Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 visit to the United States.
She was the first journalist from an American Spanish-language television station to be allowed to board the Pope’s plane.
Achievements & Awards
Her reporting earned her first prize in the ‘Texas Intercollegiate Press Association’ in 2001. In 2007, Pretto and her crew won a ‘Emmy for Live Special Events Programming’ for their coverage of the ‘Tournament of Roses Parade.’
She won an individual ‘Emmy’ for best investigative report in 2007. In the same year, the ‘Texas Associated Press Broadcasters’ presented her with an award. In 2009, ‘People en Espanol’ named Pretto one of the ’10 Best Dressed Celebrities.’ ‘People en Espanol’ also nominated her in the category of best news presenter. ‘People en Espanol’ named her one of the ’50 Most Beautiful People’ in 2010.
Personal History and Legacy
Pretto is a ‘Smile Ambassador’ for the ‘Operation Smile’ charity, which provides restorative methods for children with facial defects. She is an ardent runner who even competes in 5K races for various charities. Pretto married Aaron Butler in a lavish ceremony in Barcelona, Spain, in 2013, after a seven-year courtship. Their son Bruce Aaron Butler-Pretto was born a year later, in July 2014.
Estimated Net Worth
Satcha Pretto is one of the wealthiest journalists and one of the most well-known. Satcha Pretto’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.
This well-known journalist is bilingual (Spanish/English) and conversant in French. This well-known figure enjoys long-distance running and frequently competes in marathons. She raced marathons while pregnant and created a number of YouTube videos demonstrating safe and healthy ways to keep in fitness while pregnant.