Mariana Van Zeller Bio, Age, Family, Height, Husband, Career, Net Worth

Mariana Van Zeller Biography

Mariana Van Zeller is a Portuguese-American journalist. She works as a correspondent for National Geographic Channel.

The Peabody Award-Winning journalist is also a chief correspondent for Fusion. She was previously the correspondent for the Vanguard documentary series.

Mariana Van Zeller Age

The journalist was born on May 7, 1976, in Cascais, Portugal. Van Zeller is 46 years old as of 2022. She celebrates her birthday on the 7th of May every year.

Mariana Van Zeller Height

The journalist stands at an average height and is of moderate weight. She has blonde hair and beautiful brown eyes.  The exact details about her height, weight, and body measurements. are not yet known.

Mariana Van Zeller Family

Mariana was born and raised in Cascais, Portugal. Her parents are Eduardo Belo van Zeller and Marta Filomena de Vilhena de Bettencourt. She has not disclosed further information about her parents and siblings if she has any.

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Mariana Van Zeller Husband

Mariana is happily married to her husband Darren Foster. Darren is Van Zeller’s former Columbia classmate. He is currently working as a series producer and director with National Geographic Channel. There’s however, no information about when the couple got married and how long exactly they have been together. Their son Vasco was born in July 2010.  Mariana is an American citizen as of March 17, 2015.

Mariana Van Zeller Son

Van Zeller and her husband Darren Foster have one son together. Their son is Vasco is 11 years old born in July 2010. Van Zeller has not disclosed further information about her son therefore not much is known about him.

Mariana Van Zeller Education

Van Zeller went to the Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa where she studied international relations. She applied to Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism three times. Her first application was rejected and her second was wait-listed. She graduated from the University with a degree.

Mariana Van Zeller Career

Van Zeller has previously worked at SIC, which was the first and largest Portuguese private television network. She later began working in the main networks in the travel and international departments. She joined SIC Noticias later. After moving to New York City to apply to Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the September 11 attacks happened.

She was contacted by SIC Notícias and directed to meet a news crew at the CBS Building in Midtown Manhattan. She went live after three hours. After graduating from Columbia, she went to London to work as a documentary producer. She learned Arabic at Damascus University in Syria in order to seek out stories in the Middle East. Her documentaries have appeared on PBS’s Frontline/World, the CBC, and Channel 4.

Mariana Van Zeller Trafficked

Van Zeller stars in the television series Trafficked. In the show, she follows and explores the deep complex works of the global underworld, black and informal markets. The show premiered on December 2, 2020. The second season is set to premiere on December 1, 2021.

Mariana Van Zeller TV Shows

  • Vanguard
  • Narco Bling
  • Obama’s Army
  • El Chapo: CEO of Crime
  • Pimp City: A Journey To The Center of the Sex Slave Trade
  • Trafficked

Mariana Van Zeller Net Worth

Van Zellers’s net worth is estimated to be in the range of $1 million – $5 million. She has gained all her wealth from her career as a  journalist.

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