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About Arianne


Arianne Alcorta is a four-time Emmy-nominated journalist, international event moderator, and university professor. She has 10+ years of well-rounded experience reporting live in front of the camera – covering politics, economy, health, environment and other global affairs.

 

She worked as a television anchor for CNN Money Switzerland, producing and directing interview programs about finance, travel and tech until 2020. Prior to that, she worked as a bilingual breaking news reporter in the United States for NBC Universal. 
 
Arianne continues to work as an independent correspondent. Prof. Alcorta holds a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, New York, and a certificate in international relations, business and the political economy from the London School of Economics. 
     
      Languages: English, Spanish, and French. 

      Currently based in Lausanne, Switzerland. 
     
                                                                                     
 Previous locations:   Boston,  MA, United States        New York City, NY, United States  
                                    Miami, FL, United States    Seville, Spain  •  Caracas, Venezuela 

 

Experience          A brief look to the latest trajectory

2020 - Present

Independent 

Switzerland and Worldwide

International TV Host & Event Moderator

Geneva Health Forum 2020 & 2022 

A 3-day internationally renowned event that gathers health and political actors from all over the world to find solutions to global health challenges. Arianne was appointed as the main moderator of 10+ panels. 

Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022 

Held annually, Watches & Wonders is the largest watchmaking summit in the world. Over the course of one week, brands, representatives, retailers and executives from across the globe gather in one place to discuss the future of the industry and unveil the latest ground-breaking novelties. 

Arianne served as the lead presenter of the "Late Show," the event's official Youtube evening series that showcased the biggest highlights of the summit.

Credit Suisse 

A leading investment bank in Switzerland that hosts regular events for its premium clients, inviting politicians and CEOs of multinationals to analyze future outlooks in the world of finance, health, tech, sustainability and economy. Arianne has been the go-to moderator for most high profile events. 

UEFA Congress 2022

This is the annual meeting of Europe’s football parliament. It brings together presidents and general secretaries representing each of UEFA’s 55 member associations to make decisions that help shape European football. Arianne was in charge of hosting the UEFA Congress 2022 held in Vienna, via an interactive video show. 

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2018 - Present

Independent

Europe

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International News Correspondent 

Produce original video stories in Europe and Latin America, related to travel, culture, politics, economy, breaking news, and human rights, airing on social media and American news Outlets like NBC universal. 

Samples include:

Canonization of Monsenor Romero in the Vatican, the first Salvadoran saint 

Sexual abuse summit in the Vatican

Flying in the first certified electric plane

A winemaking tour in Switzerland's most unique locations

2020 - Present

International University

in Geneva

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Geneva, Switzerland

Communication Skills and Video Marketing Professor 

Faculty member in the bachelor's and master's programs:

Video Marketing Course: Challenge 15+ students to create engaging high-quality videos to make an impact, with resources they have at their hands' reach.

Communication Skills Course: Train 15+ students, via multiple simulation scenarios, to successfully communicate in the business world. Students learn how to express eloquently, professionally, and compellingly during job interviews, on-camera interviews, oral presentations, and meetings —keeping in mind body language, tone, and vocabulary.

2019 - 2022

SmartCuts Creative

Lausanne, Switzerland

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Senior Video Producer | Media Trainer

A one-stop communications agency, offering video and animation services, live event production, media training, communication strategies, hosting, and moderation services.

 

Clients and projects managed include:

International Labour Organization

Produced and directed three short documentaries that highlighted the economic and safety struggles of the garment sector in Africa and Asia, during the Covid 19 pandemic. 

World Heart Federation

Moderator of live webinars addressing cardiovascular risk factors and challenges worldwide. Project manager and director of event and animation videos.  

2019 - 2020

CNN Money Switzerland

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Zurich, Switzerland 

Business Anchor 

Switzerland’s first national 24-hour channel in English about business and finance , which operated from 2018 to 2020. 

 

Role: Produced, directed and anchored 5-10 minute sponsored interview programs in English, airing nationwide in Switzerland. Topics varied from financial investment, to environmental innovation, to travel. Pioneered media trainings for C-level executives.

2015 - 2018

NBC Universal

Massachusetts, United States

Bilingual Multimedia Journalist

Launched the first local NBC-owned Spanish-language Telemundo newscast in Boston, one of the 10-top broadcast television markets in the United States, alongside a team of four journalists.​

Specialized in breaking news, extreme weather,  immigration law, education, politics, business and economy, gun control, and the drug epidemic in northern Massachusetts​​.

2012 - 2014 

Independent

Florida, United States

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Documentary producer and news personality

Specialized in immigration and the economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

Highlights included:

Venezuela Fights for Freedom

Independently wrote, shot, and edited a 20-minute documentary - intelligible in English and Spanish -  about the 2014 student riots in Venezuela, reaching half a million hits on YouTube.

Guest Interviewer in "The Great Encounter with Obama"

Selected to pose a question to former President Barack Obama in a campaign forum broadcasted in prime time. Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elenas Salinas hosted the special program.

 

Education

2019

London School of Economics

London, United Kingdom

Certificate in Business, International Relations, and Political Economy.

Participated in some of the most pressing academic debates centered around the challenges of globalization: how corporate organizations are impacted by events such as the 2008 financial crisis, changes in global supply chains, global power shifts, instability in key areas of the developing world, technological and environmental disruption from automation and robotics to cyber-security and climate change, and the rise of populism in the western world.

2014 - 2015

Columbia University

New York, United States

Master of Science in Journalism.

Awarded full scholarship. Specialized in documentary filmmaking.

2010 - 2014

University of Miami

Florida, United States

Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and Theatre.