Mari Ramos is a weather anchor for CNN International based at CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta. She presents weather segments across a number of shows including International Desk, News Stream and World Business Today.
Many of the weather segments Ramos presents cover more than just the average global weather forecast as she includes elements involving science, environment, technology and space. For CNNs business shows, she regularly discusses the impact weather and climate have on global markets.
She has contributed to CNNs coverage of many global weather disasters including Superstorm Sandy in 2012; the drought in the U.S. Midwest region in 2012; the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011; the massive flooding in Pakistan in 2010, which affected more than five million people; Myanmars Cyclone Nargis; Bangladeshs Cyclone Sidr; Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma; and the South Asian quake and tsunami, for which CNN garnered a 2005 DuPont Award.
In addition to her duties for CNNI, Ramos has contributed to CNN en Español as both a weather and news anchor for many years. She currently provides weather updates and news stories involving climate, space and science to CNNEs viewers across Latin America and the U.S.
Prior to joining CNN in May 1999, Ramos worked at The Weather Channel as an on-camera meteorologist and reporter for the Latin America division of the network. In that role, she traveled throughout Latin America and the United States reporting in both English and Spanish on hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.
Ramos began her broadcasting career at WPLG, an ABC affiliate in Miami, where as an intern she practiced newsgathering and writing for the station's evening newscasts.
Ramos received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and broadcast journalism from Florida International University in Miami. She is a member of the International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists (IABM), The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the American Meteorological Association (AMS).
Ramos is bilingual and bicultural. She was born in Nicaragua, but moved to the United States when she was only 8 years old. She is fluent in English and Spanish and speaks conversational French.
Follow Mari on Twitter: @MariRamosCNN.