Tanya Charry: A Colombian Journalist’s Success in Hollywood


Who is Tanya Charry?

Colombian journalist, YouTuber and social media personality Tanya Charry was born under the zodiac sign Pisces on 12 March 1974, in Barranquilla, Colombia. She’s perhaps known best for the work that she’s done for Univision, although she’s today also known for her YouTube channel “Tanya Charry”, which she launched on 2 July 2015, and which is today subscribed to by nearly 500 people. She’s shared 32 videos, and all of these together number nearly 100,000 views; most of Tanya’s videos feature her working as a journalist, whether she’s interviewing various celebrity singers and actors, covering interesting stories, or travelling around the USA.

She’s also popular for hosting the show “El Gordo y La Flaca”; Tanya was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program in both 2015 and 2017.

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Education and early life

Tanya was raised in Barranquilla by her mother and father whose professions and names haven’t been disclosed; this is because Tanya respects their privacy and doesn’t talk about them in public. She hasn’t talked about having siblings either, but many of Tanya’s fans believe that she was raised alongside her older brother and sister, as this is written on the internet by several people who claim to know Tanya in real life.

She attended a local high school in Barranquilla, and discovered her passion for journalism during her four years there; Tanya enjoyed doing pretend-interviews with her peers, she took creative writing lessons, and was on the school’s debate team. A couple of other activities that she was interested in were appearing in school plays, dancing and taking singing lessons.

Tanya matriculated in 1992 and then enrolled at college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1996; she then moved to Miami, Florida, believing that she had higher chances of success as a journalist in the USA.


Most popular YouTube videos

Tanya’s quite popular on YouTube and not because of her own channel but because of various videos featuring her, that have been uploaded onto other channels, most of which on “Univision”. Most of these feature Tanya interviewing various celebrities and we’ll cover the three most popular as they’ve contributed to her popularity.

Her #1 video “Carolina vs Tanya Charry pelean en Vivo en el programa Tómbola” has been watched nearly nine million times since it was posted by Modesto Galeana on 18 January 2012, and features her getting into a fight with Venezuelan talk-show host and journalist Carolina on live television.


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Tanya’s second most popular video “Shakira habló como nunca de su relación con Gerard Pique” has been viewed more than 3.1 million times since it was posted by Univision on 12 March 2014, and features Tanya interviewing famous Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira.

Tanya’s #3 video “Angelique Boyer jamás se imaginó que Sebastian Rulli le prestaría atención” has been watched over 2.6 million times since it was uploaded by Univision on 1 March 2019, and features her interviewing famous Argentine actor and model Sebastian Rulli.

Presence on the internet

Tanya’s active on various social media networks, as being present on the internet is important for her career as a journalist.

Her Instagram account’s followed by over 360,000 people and she’s shared more than 3,000 pictures and videos, with most featuring her spending time with her husband, interviewing various celebrities and travelling around the USA, mostly for work.


Tanya’s recently launched her TikTok account and has amassed over 1,300 likes of all her 10 videos combined, while she’s followed by nearly 2,000 people on this network; most of her videos feature her spending time with her husband, talking about her work, or attending various red carpet events.

Tanya’s tweeted nearly 8,500 times since the launch of her Twitter account in July 2009, and more than 80,000 people are following her on this network today; she mostly uses Twitter to share various news from the entertainment industry with her fans – her most recent update was on 25 January 2023, butTanya hasn’t used Twitter for around a year now for unknown reasons.

Tanya’s also popular on Facebook as more than 30,000 people are following her on the network, while she’s amassed over 24,000 likes of all her content combined; her most recent update was on 21 December 2021, when she wished her fans happy holidays.


Love life and marriages

Tanya’s married twice, but not many details have been disclosed about her first husband; it’s known that they have a daughter Zoe together, and that the man passed away in 2018.

She was then set up on a blind date with Sebastian Jimenez, a popular Chilean TV and film producer; it’s widely believed that the two met in 2020, and that their blind date took place at the Miami restaurant Caviar Russe, although this remains unconfirmed. Sebastian proposed to Tanya, and they married in a small and private ceremony on 7 August 2021, at Miami’s St. Hugh Catholic Church; around 150 people attended the wedding, including various celebrities.

We don’t know about other men whom Tanya’s perhaps dated; she’s married to her second husband Sebastian Jimenez as of February 2024, and has a daughter with her first husband.


Interesting facts and hobbies

Amongst the celebrities whom Tanya’s interviewed are Luis Enrique, Juan Gabriel and Marc Anthony.

Tanya’s become passionate about travelling as she’s been all around the USA, as well as to various South American countries, and her dream travel destination’s Paris, France.

She’s a philanthropist, and has worked with various charity organizations.

Tanya’s into fashion and often shows off her new dresses in her Instagram content.

One of her favorite singers is Rihanna.

One of Tanya’s favorite actresses is Kate Winslet, and a couple of her favorite movies include “Titanic”, “Sense and Sensibility” and “Labor Day”.

Net worth, height and age

Tanya’s age is 49. Her eyes and hair are brown, she’s 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).

Tanya’s net worth’s been estimated at over $300,000, as of February 2024.


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