Sasha Rionda

Sasha Rionda

Biography

Sasha's Mexican-Swiss background has led her to a varied and international career in entertainment, which includes hosting, reporting, acting and dancing. Fluent in Spanish and English and conversational in French and German, the diversity of her projects and interests has taken her throughout the US, Latin America, Europe and Australia.

Sasha's career began in her native Mexico at the age of 8 when she began booking commercials. Shortly thereafter, she landed her biggest role yet, sharing a scene as the mutant child with Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Total Recall". She went on to host a show in Mexico geared towards pre-teens and teenagers which focused on health and nutrition and which sparked her passion for presenting popular and relevant topics in an entertaining medium.

After moving to the United States in 1997, Sasha began working as the host of "Zoom" on Cinecanal, a capsule show featuring previews of coming attractions. From New York to Las Vegas to Los Angeles, she profiled "behind-the-scenes" movie news and new releases, and interviewed top Hollywood stars such as Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Nicholas Cage and others. It was also during this time that Sasha had the opportunity to guest-host an episode of the popular show "Wild on E! " for the E! Entertainment Network on location in Australia, which featured her swimming with sharks, playing cricket and experiencing extreme activities.

With this exposure, Sasha began hosting "The Music Room" on CNN International, a music program which provided an in-depth look at top music groups and emerging artists from around the globe. Over the next year, she interviewed artists such as Moby, Usher, Britney Spears, Dirty Vegas, Remy Shand, and many more. During this busy period she also found the time to earn a degree in Interior Architecture and Design.

Another move was in store for Sasha when she relocated to Cincinnati, OH, to host her own show, "Nuestro Rincon", for WKRC-TV. "Nuestro Rincon" was a Spanish language program dedicated to the Hispanic community in the greater Cincinnati area, which opened the door for her to host and emcee over a hundred events throughout the region.

It was while hosting the show, Sasha had the unique opportunity to interview former Mexican President, Vicente Fox. During this time, in addition to her work with Cinecanal and WKRC, Sasha began taping the show "Detalles con Sasha" for CNN Espa├▒ol. This show was featured monthly and showcased a variety of topics such as design, architecture, food and fashion from countries throughout Latin America and the United States. Most of the segments were filmed on location where Sasha was able to apply her degree and linguistic abilities.

Some of her most recent projects include travelling to New Orleans to host the one-hour special "Stay, Eat, Play - Louisana" for FLN and putting her experience as a new mom to good use as the host of "Atlanta Mom." To unwind during her down time, Sasha loves dancing, which she has enjoyed since her childhood days in Mexico. She has competed at many levels, particularly in salsa dancing, and has even appeared on the ABC Family show "Dance Fever". Sasha continues to stay busy both on and off camera with several current and developing projects.