National television and radio journalist specialized in animal-related and human features stories for Hispanic media in the United States.
Her 25-year television career in the United States with the two major Hispanic television networks
includes: A 14-year tenure at Telemundo Networks, as a recognizable face of show business, entertainment correspondent and a current 11-year presence at Univision Networks, the leading Hispanic media conglomerate.
Her regular on-air contributions on major national shows include segments on Despierta América, the single highest rated morning show in Latin America, Primer Impacto, the awarded network news magazine show, as well as for the popular entertainment program El Gordo y La Flaca. Her journalistic work is constantly featured as part of Noticiero Univision and in the investigative reporting Sunday magazine show Aquí y Ahora.
As a recognizable radio host her exclusive pet show Animales360˚™ debuted nationally on Univision Radio Network in 2010. The success of her platform transcended to satellite radio as part of Sixius XM Cristina Radio from 2012 to 2015. She currently hosts her radio show “Animales360 con Xiomara” on Actualidad Radio 1040 AM in Miami.
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 in the United States.
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
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.
Xiomara has been recognized by different non-profit animal organization, including the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation for her outstanding efforts and support.
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 Communications.
Xiomara González-Govea was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She is married to Emmanuel Cabrera Muñoz and resides in Miami, Florida along with her son Nikolas, daughter Kamilah, and her rescued beagle “Xaika.”