- Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez
Marisabel Rodríguez First Lady of Venezuela In office
Preceded by Alicia Pietri de Caldera Succeeded by María Gabriela Chávez Colmenares Personal details Born November 23, 1964
Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela
Nationality Venezuela Political party PODEMOS Spouse(s) Allessandro Perez
Hugo Chávez (Divorced)
Felix Garcia (Divorced)
Children Alfonzo Ramírez Rodríguez, Rosinés Chávez Rodríguez Residence Barquisimeto Profession Journalist Religion Roman Catholic
Marisabel Rodríguez Oropeza (born 23 November 1964) is a Venezuelan journalist, publicist and radio announcer. She is best known for having been the second wife of current Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez.
In 1999, Rodríguez was elected a member of the 1999 Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, in the process which wrote the present Constitution of Venezuela. She was elected with the second highest margin in the elections. She was then elected president of the Constituent Social Rights Commission and president of Fundación del Niño, a state-funded organization that works helping and supporting children throughout the country. For almost two decades, Marisabel has been working in the area of social communications, especially public relations and as editor of the social section of El Impulso, one of the most important journals in midwest Venezuela.
Television and radio
Rodríguez is an announcer and radio producer. She produced a magazine for children, "El Club de los Exploradores". She has anchored for television stations including Telecentro and Niños Cantores Televisión in her hometown of Barquisimeto. She has also produced the informative radio program "Líder en la Noticia".
Honorary titles Preceded by
Alicia Pietri de Caldera
First Lady of Venezuela
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