Mariana Narvaez- Sports Journalist
Narvaez grew in the border between El Paso, Texas and Cd. Juarez She studied in Colegio Latino Americano in Cd. Juarez and Loretto Academy (El Paso, Texas)And graduatedBuisness and Electronic media from Utep She was part of the Nationals Dean’s List while in college.
She moved to Madrid as part of an international exchange program with Utep and first studied in Universidad Complutensede Madrid she then return after graduation back to Spain for a Master’s degree in Sports journalism from La Universidad Europea de Madrid where she was selected for the internship program to be part of Real Madrid TV the channel for Real Madrid CF
She then landed a job in XHIJ-TDT as a sports reporter for Acesso Deportivo and the Noticiero Canal 44 Becoming the first women sports journalist in Cd. Juarez and in the Channel. She has been working there since 2014 also covering the athletes in the city and FC Juárez, the Soccer team of Cd. Juarez. She has covered in her career games of La Liga, Liga MX, Seleccion Mexicana de Futbol U22 and International Champions Cup every summer since its creation. She has also been part of the Real Madrid CF preseasons since 2011.
This is her story:
Ever since I was a young girl I have the memory of myself watching a Sports Game.
If it was a Real Madrid game with all the galácticos like Zidane, Raul, Roberto Carlos, Beckham, Figo or even Casillas. Or watching Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls play, seeing how that man changed the game forever. Sports became my passion! And I was never happier.
Yet little did I know that one day I would meet my idols and become a Sports Journalist.
That I would intern and work for My favorite team in the world, cover Profesional Games and somehow in a way be there covering history. I may have been and only be a small part of it all. But day by day I have the opportunity to cover games that will be remembered forever. Go home to bed and be as happy as that young girl once was. My childhood me would never believe me if I told her that even as an adult I would still get as excited to watch a game like she once did.
So this goes to that young girl and to every young child. I urge them to dream, To Follow those dreams, because there is no dream too big or small, put aside your fears, and do not listen to those people who laugh at your dreams, because one day not too far away you too can make them into Reality.