Satcha Pretto is an Emmy award-winning Journalist and news co-anchor of the Univision Network’s popular morning show Despierta America. Satcha Pretto started her professional career as a television journalist in Midland-Odessa, Texas as a reporter and anchor of the late night newscast of KTLE-Telemundo. Satcha Pretto was also able to work as a reporter for KWES-TV channel 9, a NBC affiliate and Telemundo KTLE’s sister station. Satcha Pretto worked in West Texas from January 2002 to September 2003.In October of that same year, Satcha Pretto moved to Dallas, Texas where she was hired to co-anchor KUVN channel 23′s (an Univision affiliate) 5:00 p.m. newscast, Cinco en Punto (Five o’Clock) and report for the late night newscast, EdiciÃ³n Nocturna (Nightly Edition). While at KUVN, Satcha Pretto collaborated with the CNN Cable Network as a reporter for Anderson Cooper 360 and the now defunct Paula Zahn Now. Satcha Pretto’s most memorable interview in Dallas was with famous Chilean writer Isabel Allende on March, 2006.
On July 13, 2006, Univision Communications Inc. announced the naming of Satcha Pretto as the new co-host of the highly-rated daily newsmagazine Primer Impacto- Fin de Semana (First Impact – Weekend Edition), on Saturday and Sunday – 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ET/PT (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT). Just six months after joining the Univision Network, Satcha Pretto hosted the network’s broadcast of the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade, and did so again in January 2008. In May 2007, Satcha Pretto covered a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Brazil and was subsequently chosen to be part of a select group of 70 journalists who traveled with His Holiness during his visit to the United States in 2008. In doing so, Satcha Pretto made history by becoming the first female journalist from a Spanish-language media outlet in the U.S. to travel on board the Pope’s plane.
On July 18, 2011 Satcha Pretto joined Univision’s Despierta America.