Beatriz was a pioneer of television news in Houston. In April 1990, she started as an anchor for the first newscast in local Channel 45, (Notivision 45, later Noticias 45) and continued working there until November of 2005. Before she started as a member of the news team, from late 1987 to early 1990, Beatriz co-hosted the first Spanish-language variety television program in Houston, “Variadisimo”.
During her more than 15 years in television news, Beatriz served as anchor as well as reporter and correspondent, covering special assignments in Houston, and beyond. She also assumed the position of Producer, News Director and Managing Editor. As a correspondent, Beatriz covered historical events such as Pope John Paul VI’s visit to Mexico in 1999 and the Mexican Elections of 2000 for channel 45 and other affiliates of Univision.
Born in Mexico City, Beatriz moved to Houston in 1982. She studied Journalism/Communication in the Guadalajara Autonomous University. As a student, Beatriz participated in the first live local newscast in Guadalajara. Beatriz has collaborated with several local groups and organizations including Hispanic Women in Leadership, the Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals (HAHMP), the Mexican Consulate, the Mexican Institute, Houston Read Commission, Mexican Women Initiative, among many more.
The Mexican Consulate has honored Beatriz with numerous awards for her efforts in assisting Hispanics in the Houston area. Her many accomplishments have also been recognized by the Institute of Hispanic Culture, as well as the Asociación de Comunicadores Profesionales Latinoamerianos (Association of Professional Latin American Communicators).
In 1996 the City of Houston honored Beatriz with a special award for her participation in “Nuestra Vida”, a program created by Univision 45, to help disseminate information and provide a clearinghouse of valuable information for the Hispanic community. In July of 1999, HISD honored Beatriz with the Media Honor Roll Award for her ongoing participation in events at elementary, middle and high schools around the Houston area. In October 2004, Beatriz was one of the recipients of the 2003 National Hispanic Media Awards. Most recently, in September 2004, Beatriz received the American Cancer Society’s Texas Media Award, Spanish Audience category. Las year, Beatriz was one of four women selected to receive the Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz award, from the Museum of Fine Arts.
Beatriz is married to Rene De Alvarado and is the mother of four children.