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María Elena Salinas returns to the air on ID

Maria Elena Salinas The Real Story

Six months after anchoring her final Univision network newscast, María Elena Salinas returns to TV with her English-language news magazine “The Real Story.”

Since leaving the network in December, Salinas has started a new phase in her career and is busier than ever.

“I have had a busier schedule now than when I was at Univision. That wasn’t the plan,” says Salinas, who decided to leave the network looking for a “needed change.”

Season 2 of “The Real Story Maria Elena Salinas” airs Monday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.

She shares more about the show and what she has been up to since leaving Univision in a story for Forbes.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter, anchor, writer and producer for Spanish and English-language television, including Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español, Fox 11 News in Los Angeles and the San Jose Mercury News, later becoming a digital media manager. I write about Hispanic media and entertainment as a regular contributor to Forbes and also freelance as an editor, reporter and producer for other media outlets. I'm a former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016.