Famous Spanish Journalists

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Chabeli Iglesias
(Spanish Journalist and Socialite & Daughter of Spanish Singer 'Julio Iglesias' )
Chabeli Iglesias
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Birthdate: August 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cascais, Portugal

Chabeli Iglesias is a Spanish journalist and socialite. Born into the popular Iglesias family, she is the daughter of singer Julio Iglesias and Filipina socialite Isabel Preysler. She has been featured on the covers of numerous gossip and entertainment magazines worldwide. She is married to businessman Christian Fernando Altaba and has two children. 

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Sara Carbonero
(Television presenter, Sports journalist)
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Birthdate: February 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sara Carbonero Arévalo

Sara Carbonero is a Spanish-Portuguese TV personality and sports journalist. She is best known for her association with the popular free-to-air TV channel Telecinco, where she worked as a presenter. Carbonero made headlines in 2010 when she covered the 2010 FIFA World Cup, including the match between Switzerland and Spain that featured her then-boyfriend Iker Casillas whom she later married. 

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Arturo Pérez-Reverte
(Spanish Novelist and Journalist Known for His 'Captain Alatriste' Novel Series)
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Birthdate: November 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cartagena, Spain

A retired war correspondent and best-selling author, Arturo Pérez-Reverte Gutiérrez began his writing career while serving as a journalist, publishing his first novel, El hussar, set during the Napoleon Wars, at the age of thirty-five. Outside Spain, he is best known for his Captain Alatriste series, which contains seven novels set around a seventeenth century soldier of the same name.

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Guillem Balagué
(Journalist)
Guillem Balagué
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Birthdate: November 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Guillem Balagué is a Spanish soccer journalist, pundit, and author. A regular guest on Sky Sports' popular football show Revista de la Liga, Balagué is also credited with contributing to several Spanish and English newspapers like The Observer and The Metro. In 2016, his book, Cristiano Ronaldo, was named Football Book of the Year at the Polish Sports Book Awards.

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Emilia Pardo Bazán
(Writer Known for Introducing Naturalism Into Spanish Literature)
Emilia Pardo Bazán
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Birthdate: September 16, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain
Died: May 12, 1921

Spanish countess and novelist Emilia Pardo Bazán had initially gained fame with the essay The Critical Issue. She was an advocate of naturalism and free will. Known for novels such as The House of Ulloa, she also taught Romance literature and was divorced by her husband because of her literary success.

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Ricardo Zamora
(Association football player, Journalist, Association football manager)
Ricardo Zamora
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Birthdate: January 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona
Died: September 8, 1978

Legendary Spanish footballer Ricardo Zamora was a skilled goalkeeper and had been part of teams such as Barcelona and Real Madrid. Known as The Divine One, he refused to pay heed to his doctor father’s advice to take up medicine and pursued football instead. He won an Olympic silver at age 19.

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Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo
(Politician, Journalist)
Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo
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Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo is a Spanish historian, journalist, and politician. A prominent member of the People's Party, she became a member of the Congress of Deputies for Barcelona in 2019. From 2018 to 2020, she served as the spokesperson of the popular group in the Congress of Deputies. As a journalist, she has worked for newspapers like El Mundo.

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Raquel Sanchez-Silva
(Television presenter)
Raquel Sanchez-Silva
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Birthdate: January 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Plasencia (Province of Cáceres Cáceres), Spain

Raquel Sanchez-Silva is a Spanish writer and television presenter. She is best known for her association with TVE where she hosts programs, including daily talk shows like Lo siguiente. Raquel Sanchez-Silva is also known for hosting the Spanish version of the popular British reality show, The Great British Sewing Bee.

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Marina Ginestà
(War Correspondent)
Marina Ginestà
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Birthdate: January 29, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Died: January 6, 2014

Spanish communist Marina Ginestà became famous for an iconic photo by Juan Guzmán that featured her on the rooftop of Hotel Colón in Barcelona, carrying a gun, during the 1936 military uprising. Part of the Socialist Youth, she was a reporter and translator for Pravda correspondent Mikhail Koltsov.

José de Espronceda y Delgado
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Birthdate: March 25, 1808
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Almendralejo, Spain
Died: May 23, 1842

Remembered as the "Spanish Lord Byron," Romantic poet José de Espronceda y Delgado became famous for his affair with Teresa Mancha. Initially imprisoned in a monastery for his revolutionary activities, he fled Spain and later lived in England and France. El estudiante de Salamanca remains one of his notable works.

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Rosa Montero
(Journalist)
Rosa Montero
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Birthdate: January 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid
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Mariano José de Larra
(Romantic Writer and Journalist Best Known for His Numerous Essays and His Infamous Suicide)
Mariano José de Larra
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Birthdate: March 24, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: February 13, 1837

Spanish journalist, playwright, and satirical author Mariano José de Larra had his own newspapers and also worked as a drama critic for La revista Española as Figaro. Part of the costumbrismo movement, he penned the play Macías. He later took his own life after being rejected by a woman he loved.

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Juan Gómez-Jurado
(Journalist)
Juan Gómez-Jurado
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Birthdate: December 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Tomàs Molina
(Meteorologist, Journalist, Writer, Television presenter, Physicist)
Tomàs Molina
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Birthdate: September 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Badalona

TV3 weather presenter Tomàs Molina is a renowned meteorologist who heads Televisión de Cataluña’s meteorology department and is also associated with the Catalan channels Canal Méteo and Teletiempo. The IABM vice president has authored several books and won the Spain Zapping Award for the Best TV Personality in 2012.

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Mila Ximénez
(Journalist)
Mila Ximénez
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Birthdate: May 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: June 23, 2021
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Elvira Lindo
(Journalist)
Elvira Lindo
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Birthdate: January 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cádiz
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Nuria Piera
(Journalist)
Nuria Piera
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Birthdate: June 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Irene Villa
(Journalist)
Irene Villa
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Birthdate: November 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Juan Marsé
(Writer)
Juan Marsé
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Birthdate: January 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: July 18, 2020
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Ramón J. Sender
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Birthdate: February 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chalamera, Spain
Died: January 16, 1982
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Jose Maria Calleja
(Journalist)
Jose Maria Calleja
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Birthdate: May 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: León, Spain
Died: April 21, 2020
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Francisco Umbral
(Journalist)
Francisco Umbral
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Birthdate: May 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: August 28, 2007
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Eugeni d'Ors
(Writer)
Eugeni d'Ors
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Birthdate: September 28, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: September 25, 1954
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Eugenio d'Ors y Rovira
(Author and philosopher)
Eugenio d'Ors y Rovira
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Birthdate: September 28, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: September 25, 1954

Spanish philosopher and author Eugenio d'Ors y Rovira initially studied law but later worked as a journalist and gained fame with the column Glossari. Over the years, he gained excellence as an essayist and a caricaturist, too. He penned works such as The Secret of Philosophy.

Antonio García Gutiérrez
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Birthdate: October 4, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chiclana, Spain
Died: August 26, 1884
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Josefina Pla
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Birthdate: November 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Isla de Lobos, Canarias, Spain
Died: January 11, 1999

Josefina Plá was a Spanish-born Paraguayan dramatist, poet, historian and sculptor, who yielded great influence on the 20th century Paraguayan culture. Gaining fame for her earliest poems like El precio de los sueños, she began operating a radio theater for the soldiers in the field during the Chaco War and later wrote many historical works including El barroco Hispano-guaraní .

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Isabel Pisano
(Actress)
Isabel Pisano
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Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
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Eduardo Sánchez Junco
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Birthdate: April 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palencia, Spain
Died: July 14, 2010
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Carlos Arniches
(Dramatist)
Carlos Arniches
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Birthdate: October 11, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alicante, Spain
Died: April 16, 1943
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José Ortega Spottorno
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Birthdate: November 13, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: February 18, 2002
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Joaquin Carbonell
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Birthdate: August 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alloza, Spain
Died: September 12, 2020
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Màrius Serra
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Birthdate: May 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain