Univision Network’s Maity Interiano to deliver Elon’s 2017 Commencement address

A 2007 Elon graduate, Interiano is a producer and on-air talent  for "Despierta America," the top-rated morning show for Univision Network.  

Award-winning Univision Network journalist Maity Interiano ’07 will return to Elon University to deliver the Commencement address to the Class of 2017. Elon’s 127th commencement ceremony is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, on Scott Plaza in front of the Alamance Building.

Interiano, a native of Honduras, is an on-air talent for “Despierta America,” the top-rated live morning show for the U.S.-based Spanish language Univision network, part of Univision Communications Inc, the leading media company serving Hispanic America. She hosts a daily entertainment segment on the morning show, as well “Maity on the Road,” a behind-the-scenes look at her experiences on her assignments on Univision.com. Maity can frequently be seen covering the most important events, including the Latin Grammy Awards, Premios Juventud youth awards, Premios Lo Nuestro, Nuestra Belleza Latina, the Rose Parade and more. She has also covered the Golden Globe Awards and the Oscars.

Since graduating from Elon, her work as a journalist has led her to produce interviews with celebrities, including Vin Diesel, Tony Bennett, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Salma Hayek, Sofia Vergara and others. In 2013, she traveled to Brazil to cover the FIFA Confederations Cup and again in 2014 to cover the FIFA World Cup. 

Earlier this year she received an Emmy award for her coverage of Desfile de Las Rosas 2015 for Univision Network. In 2014 she was named best host in the Favoritos del Publico portion of the TVyNovelas Awards, which are presented annually by Televisa and the magazine TVyNovelas.

Interiano learned her broadcast skills as a reporter for the Elon student newcast, which was previously known as Phoenix14News. She was among Elon’s Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients in 2012, and in 2014, she was featured in a fundraising kickoff at the Evening for Elon event in New York City. That event set the stage for the successful campaign to build the new School of Communications facilities that opened this fall. Interiano also serves as a member of Elon’s President’s Young Leaders Council.

For more information about Elon’s Commencement week activities, visit www.elon.edu/commencement, which will be updated throughout the spring as events and programs are finalized.