The League of Women Voters of Sarasota County is proud to have worked with broadcaster Mercedes Soler in the creation of this public service announcement.
Mercedes is a five-time Emmy, Peabody and GLAAD awards winning media personality and broadcast journalist. From 2010 through 2016 she anchored a daily, live, news, issues and women’s show for CNN Español. Prior to that, she spent two decades at Univision News as an international investigative correspondent.
Mercedes co-authored the book Dish & Tell: Life, Love and Secrets [Harper-Collins, 2005] with a group of girlfriends. The book was adapted for the stage as a musical. She has been a columnist for El Nuevo Herald and is well versed in current US and hemispheric affairs. Ms. Soler taught journalism in Spanish, through the University of Miami.
Mercedes and her husband, Tom Martinez, raised two wonderful children. They pursued their parent’s passions in their own careers: Art and Broadcasting.