Xiomara González-Govea visits Don Francisco Presenta.
Xiomara González-Govea was born in November 7, in Caracas, Venezuela. She is a national television and radio journalist specialized in animal-related and human features stories for Hispanic media in the United States. Xiomara is the daughter of Sonia Govea and José Nelson González, and the granddaughter of Venezuelan radio founder Mr. Luis Guillermo Govea.
At age seven, Xiomara started sharing her media talents at her grandfather’s radio broadcast group Radio Mara AM and FM 102 lending her voice to various shows and advertising campaigns.
Xiomara’s educational path started at Universidad
del Zulia in her native Venezuela. She then
attended Miami-Dade College Television and Film
School followed by the Florida International
University School of Journalism and Mass
Her 21-year television career in the United States
with the two major Hispanic television networks
includes: A 14-year tenure at CBS Telenoticias,
Telemundo Networks, Mun2, and Telemundo
Internacional as a recognizable face of show
business, entertainment and side-bar
correspondent for national network programs
including: Noticiero Telemundo, Noticiero
Telemundo Internacional, Sin Fronteras
Since 2007, Xiomara took new responsibilities
at Univision Network, the leading Hispanic
media conglomerate. On Despierta América,
the single highest rated morning show in Latin
American television, she served as the pet
correspondent and host of “Chispoteando”
along with Chispita, the daughter of first dog
talent in Spanish television history.
She has also served as the main face for all
animal and pet-related stories for national daily
news magazine show Primer Impacto as well
as for the popular entertainment program El Gordo y La Flaca. Her latest opportunity with the national network is also seen as part of Noticiero Univision and in the investigative reporting Sunday magazine show Aquí y Ahora.
In 2010, Xiomara was awarded with the People Pets and Vets Award by the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association for her contributions to the animal/pet industry through her media work.
In 2011, she served as the host/general producer of Univision Radio Network pet show, Animales360˚™.
She is also currently part of Univision’s digital platform Uvideos, producing and hosting her weekly segment ''Animales 360 with Xiomara.”
Xiomara has been recognized by different non-profit animal organization, including the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation for her outstanding efforts and support.
In 2014, Xiomara was honored by the Humane Society of the United States with two 2014 Genesis Awards for her news feature stories "Butterball: Making History Against Abuse" and "Puppy Mills: The Horror Story." The Genesis Awards honor the news and entertainment media for their outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal-protection issues.
Xiomara was named as the recipient of the 2015 Global Pet Expo’s Annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.” The recognition is awarded by The American Pet Product Association, the industry's governing organization.
Among the community organizations that she is involved and supports: Miami-Dade County Animal Services, the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation, Mercy for Animals and Animal Recovery Mission in the United States. Internationally, she supports Panda Jaramillo Association in her native Venezuela, Agrupación Narices Frίas in Guatemala, Igualdad Animal in Spain, and Estancia Para El Perro Abandonado in México .
She currently hosts her radio show "Animales360 con Xiomara" on Actualidad Radio 1020/1040 AM in Miami.
Xiomara González-Govea is married to Emmanuel Cabrera Muñoz. She resides in Miami, Florida along with her rescued dog ''Xaika''.
BIRTH DATE: November 7 in Caracas, Venezuela
RESIDENCE: Miami, FL
NATIONALITY: Venezuela / United States
OCCUPATION: National TV and Radio Journalist
EDUCATION: Universidad del Zulia (Venezuela), Miami-Dade College School of Television and Film, Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communications
PROFESSIONAL YEARS: 1993 - Present
Univision Networks LLC
Actualidad Radio Media Group
Chicken: Pίo (deceased)
Dogs: Xaguy (deceased)
Play with words and tell you a great story...Jugar con PAWlabras y contarte una gran historia en español.
Change the world with words and actions.... Cambiar el munDOG con palabras... y acciones.
CANnalize our energy by having an animal as a loyal guide and companion....CANnalizar algunas creencias eligiendo la guίa leal y compañίa de un animal.
~TV, Radio PETsoñality
~Juego con las PAWlabras (no sé si ellas conmigo)...
~Responsable de lo que digo... aquí y allá
~Nada es CATsualidad
Most recently, Xiomara, along with National Geographic’s Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan, was featured on Univision Network’s Don Francisco Presenta as one of the most recognizable animal professionals in media.
Xiomara was also part of Cristina Radio and the National Latino Broadcasting show lineup on Sirius XM satellite radio with her own weekly pet show ''Animanίa'' (2011-2013).
Xiomara’s journalistic talents combined with her broad animal knowledge and interest have guided her to develop her own pet media concept, Animales360˚™, a bilingual and multi-media platform that includes TV, radio, print and web animal coverage specifically geared towards the Hispanic market.