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Miami, FL - CNN en Español has announced the appointment of Dr. Marisa Azaret, chief psychologist at Miami Children's Hospital, as medical contributor. In this role, Dr. Azaret will be continuing with the expansion of the network’s professional team whose commitment is to provide precise and comprehensive programming for Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic community. She joins the network and will be able to capitalize on the vast array of medical information provided by our prestigious CNN Worldwide medical team.

Dr. Azaret will contribute with regular reports, analysis and knowledge on health issues across CNN en Español programming. In addition, she will host special programs related to health and wellness.

Dr. Azaret is the current chief psychologist of the Behavioral Psychology Program and member of the Miami Children's Hospital medical faculty. She has devoted her life to the practice of pediatric psychology during the past 23 years and is a frequent participant in symposiums in Latin America on prevention and psychological intervention in children, adolescents and families.

"Marisa will serve as the perfect support for our television programs, ensuring that her knowledge is used to its full potential," said Cynthia Hudson, Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager of CNN en Español and Hispanic strategy for CNN/US. “Marisa has gained respect among the majority of her colleagues in the field of psychology both locally and internationally. The most important thing is that she is admired, respected and appreciated for her great professional work; therefore, we welcome her to the CNN en Español family,” she concluded.

In addition, Azaret has served for many years as a producer and host of mental health programs and segments for major Hispanic U.S networks. She also hosted her own TV show titled “Crecer” on Casa Club TV Channel in Latin America. She received an EMMY award for her outstanding work on camera as well as a nomination for her role as producer.

About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.

About CNN en Español
CNN's independently produced 24-hour network in Spanish, provides continuous news coverage of major world events, live breaking coverage supported by context and in-depth analysis, worldwide business and financial news, global weather updates, sports and feature programming on such topics as health, technology and entertainment. It is currently available in 25 million cable and DTH households throughout Latin America, and 5 million households across the United States. In its 14 years, the network has set the standard for credible, timely and relevant news coverage that offers viewers a unique way to engage with their world, providing them with all the news, information and actuality they need to stay informed and make smart decisions to secure their futures.