Ana is an original OG of the Dining Divas team. Ana is known for having an exceptionally big appetite, and no amount of food is enough for her…she will lick her plate clean (and yours if you’re not careful). Ana is especially fond of latin dishes, reflective of her heritage. Ana’s favorite cocktail is a moscow mule because it strikes that elusive balance between zesty and sweet just like her!
Ana Maria Reyes is a bilingual, award-winning television host, lifestyle & entertainment reporter, and spokesperson. The South Florida native has been showcased on CBS, My 33, CW South Florida, The Beach Channel, VisitFlorida.com, Univision, The Miami Herald, Eye on South Florida, SoFlo Television, MundoMax, Tuff TV, Mega TV, iHeart Radio, and more.
Throughout her decade long career, Ana has been on the scene reporting at hundreds of world-renowned events, including the Golden Globes, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Billboard Latin Music Awards, and Art Basel. She has interviewed icons including the The Rolling Stones, Roberto Cavalli, and Phil Collins, and award winning actors, athletes, and influential figures such as Jamie Foxx, N*Sync, Jennifer Garner, Dwyane Wade, Giancarlo Stanton, Tom Ford, and Gerard Butler. Ana’s passion for journalism and her ability to connect with people and tell their stories effectively, has also led her to produce and host lifestyle segments and corporate videos for multiple media outlets and clients. One of her other greatest passions (aside from good food ;p), is helping people. Ana has volunteered and created content for numerous charities including Best Buddies, the Little Lighthouse Foundation, and The Boys and Girls Club, and even participated as a “Bachelorette” for the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida Dream Date Auction, to raise funds for the foundation.
Ana is Latin American (of Panamanian decent) and fluent in Spanish, which has allowed her to work as a correspondent and presenter in both languages. She has also been in several commercials and infomercials in both English and Spanish, including XFinity on Demand, Toyota, The Florida Lotto, Chevrolet, and Dish Latino.
She got her start in television anchoring and reporting at the University of Miami TV station, while earning her Bachelor of Science in Communication degree (with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology). She attained a paid internship at Univision Network, and her next job was at Clear Channel Radio (now iHeart Radio), where she enjoyed coordinating and executing promotions, writing radio copy and voicing commercial spots. This was followed by an entertainment-reporting job on CBS affiliate My33, and freelance hosting jobs on several TV programs and multimedia platforms. Ana truly loves what she does, and that love shines through in her work, as described by one of her talented DP’s:“Her sweet nature and scripting talent helps in bringing out a credible story of service and dedication from every staff member. Her experience in international culinary matters makes interviews with chefs a journey through flavor.”
– Rui Dias-Aidos – Creative Art Director