Mariana Van Zeller Net Worth 2023: Age, Bio, Wiki, Husband, Income (Updated)

What is Mariana Van Zeller’s Net worth? (Recent Reports)

Net Worth$1.5 Million
BornMay 7, 1976
Age47 years
Birth PlaceCascais, Portugal
Source WealthPortuguese journalist
Last Updated2023

Mariana Van is a Peabody Award-winning journalist and correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. As of 2023, she owns a net worth of $1.5 Million.

In addition to her work at Fusion, she is also a former correspondent for the Vanguard documentary series on Current TV.

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Mariana Van Zeller Biography/Wikipedia

Full Name/Real NameMariana Van Zeller
Nick NameNA
Professional NameMariana Van Zeller
Birth DateMay 7, 1976
Age47 years
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandDarren Foster
Worth/Salary/Income$1.5 Million 

How Was Mariana Van Zeller’s Early Life & Education?

She was born in Cascais, Portugal, on May 7, 1976. She is the daughter of Eduardo Belo Van Zeller and Marta Filomena de Vilhena de Bettencourt.

In the past, she studied international relations at the Universidade Lusiada de Lisboa. In the two years following graduation, she applied three times to the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for a master’s degree.

The first time she applied, it was rejected, and the second time, it was wait-listed.

A year later, she flew to New York City for her third application to meet the dean to share her dream of working as a journalist in the United States with him.

She was accepted into the course when the dean got impressed with Mariana’s abilities.

How Did Mariana Van Zeller Start Her Career?

Mariana worked for two years at the Portuguese private television network SIC after graduating. Her initial role was in travel and international departments on the main channel.

Later, she joined SIC Noticias, the network’s news channel. She moved to New York City after enrolling in a master’s degree program in 2001.

The September 11 attacks took place one month after she moved to New York. As she was working as an intern at SIC Noticias, the producer from that company contacted her.

The producer told Mariana she would broadcast live from the CBS Building in Midtown Manhattan in three hours.

The whole of Portugal would be watching Mariana as she went on air. Mariana prepared herself before going on air. In the years that followed, Mariana worked as a documentary producer in London for a documentary about the Iraq war.

She moved to London after studying Arabic at Damascus University in Syria to seek out more stories in the Middle East.

In addition, she presented freelance documentaries from Syria for two years on PBS’s Frontline/World, CBC, and Channel 4.

Since 2005, Mariana has been a correspondent and producer with Current TV. She has worked on the Vanguard documentary series.

Personal Life

Van Zeller is married to Darren Foster, a National Geographic Channel producer/director who was also a Columbia classmate. In July 2010, she gave birth to their first child, a boy named Vasco.

Her citizenship status changed to American on March 17, 2015.

How Does Mariana Van Zeller Make Money?

The major source of income through which she has accumulated the worth of $1.5 million is as follows: 

  • Earning as a journalist
  • Earning from Paid Ads

Major Career Highlights

  • Webby Award in 2009 by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
  • Peabody Award in 2010 by Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • Greatest Person of the Day in 2011 by Huffington Post.

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Mariana van Zeller is a Portuguese journalist.

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As per recent updates, the net worth of Mariana van Zeller is $1.5 Million…! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions related to Mariana Van Zeller such as biography, age, height, husband, etc…!

Is Mariana Van Zeller married?

Yes, she is married to Darren Foster.

Does Mariana Van Zeller have children?

Yes, she has one son.

What is Mariana Van Zeller’s Age?

She is 47 years old.

Where is Mariana Van Zeller from?

She is from Portugal.

What is Mariana Van Zeller’s date of birth?

She took birth on May 7, 1976.

(PS: The above-mentioned information is not the exact net worth of Mariana Van Zeller.)

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