Guianeya Diaz, or GiGi as friends and co-workers have nicknamed her, has shown a passion for all things journalism from a very young age. A passion that lead her to become cofounder of the publication En Contacto Newspaper, an experience that awarded her the entrepreneurial, marketing, and journalistic experience on which she has continued to build her career. While with EC Newspaper, GiGi worked as graphic designer, writer, and often as sales rep, selling over 50% of the publication’s advertising. All of these roles, while challenging to balance, provided her with networking skills, a large database of contacts, extensive experience dealing with strict deadlines, and the opportunity to conduct interviews for her columns with celebrities such as Cristina Saralegui, Paulina Rubio, Pedro Moreno, Jencarlos Canela, Jordi, among many others.
Charismatic, self-motivated, dynamic, and innovative, GiGi brings freshness to any screen and page. Born in Cuba, where she received training at ICRT (Instituto Cubano de Radio y Television) and later migrating to the USA and adopting American culture while furthering her training, she’s empowered by a diverse background and experiences that allow her to relate to multiple cultures, making her writing and reporting styles welcoming to all. GiGi has been chosen to host numerous television programs reporting on local news as well entertainment pieces; hosting; and interviewing personalities in the entertainment field- Rakim y Ken-Y, Tiempo Libre, Vacilos- as well as politicians such as and Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Mayor Julio
Robaina, and others.
In 2003 GiGi opened her first business, a dance studio called GiGi’s Academy, with which she has had a great impact in her community taking her students to participate in events with The Children’s Trust, American Cancer Society, and others. “Teaching students the importance of giving back is one of the main goals of GiGi’s Academy,” says GiGi.
Guianeya is a Florida International University graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology; an academic foundation that has given her great research skills as well as the ability to understand, relate to, and communicate with groups of all different cultural backgrounds; something that has proven to be very useful in her career.
During her journalism internship with Telemundo Network GiGi’s ability to learn quickly, adapt to most work environments, and succeed under pressure earned her the opportunity to work closely with professionals such as Jose Diaz-Balart, Maria Celeste Arraras… and awarded her the role of Field Producer for the network’s national news cast Noticiero Telemundo as well as Al Rojo Vivo for numerous pieces and live shots.
Currently GiGi is a writer for the publications Libertad, Tiempo Nuevo, and La Voz de la Calle touching on varied socially relevant topics with each article. She is also the freelance reporter for internet show Miami Hoy and director of GiGi’s Academy, a performing arts studio she opened in 2003 dedicated to offering children a safe place of nurture, growth, and rhythm.