Born in the Golden State, Gigi Graciette was raised in the heart of Hollywood and got her first taste of journalism when "La Opinion", Los Angeles' daily Spanish-language newspaper, published her first editorial.
She was only 13 years old.
Her TV career would begin later at the Telemundo Network in Los Angeles, where she was a feature and entertainment reporter for two national shows.
Gigi then went on to produce and host her own television specials for Telemundo, including "The Hispanic Family of the Year".
She then moved over to the competition, Univision, where she became the Los Angeles Bureau Chief and On-Air Reporter for Sábado Gigante, one of the network's highest-rated programs.
Just a few years later it was back to Telemundo for Graciette where she was the Co-creator, Executive Producer and On-camera Host of her own daily talk show "El y Ella".
Off camera, Gigi managed a staff of more than 30 people, working simultaneously in two countries where the show taped: Hollywood and Mexico City.
Seen in over 15 countries, "El y Ella" soon became the highest rated afternoon show on Telemundo, something she is still very proud of!
A woman who likes to work 24 hours a day, Gigi also hosted and produced "El y Ella: The Radio Show" – a daily call-in program broadcast on KTNQ and affiliates.
Fulfilling a personal dream, Gigi then went to work for Televisa in Mexico City, the largest producer of Spanish language programming in the world.
There she solo-anchored three one-hour newscasts a day for Televisa's news network "ECO", which was seen in over thirty countries.
Graciette also created and executive produced a daily political program called "Eco Expediente" and co-hosted a daily talk radio show for Televisa Radio.
Did we tell you she liked to work 24 hours a day?
Back in Los Angeles, Gigi Graciette can now be seen every morning on the FOX 11 Newscasts and Good Day LA.
She can also be heard as the host of "Ella Es…Gigi Graciette", a nationally syndicated three-hour radio show.
Raised by her Portuguese mother and grandmother, Gigi loves to travel and in addition to having lived in Mexico City, has spent a lot of time in Portugal, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Haiti and England.
Gigi has been recognized internationally for her charity work, including the annual hosting of 24-hour telethons (non-stop) to raise money for cancer research both in the United States and Mexico.
She has also been a “big sister” for the last ten years. Originally placed with her “little” by the “Big Sister, Big Brother” program when Ruby was only 7, their relationship is a big part of her life. Locally she is active in pet rescue and her home, lovingly known as Puppyville, is filled with special needs senior dogs.
On the air at Fox 11, she has rescued two dogs, one kitten and two cockatiels during her live coverage of several devastating fires.
Professionally she has been honored by the LA Press Club for the Best Use of Social Media for two consecutive years and also named as one of the top three journalists in Los Angeles in 2017. She is also a Golden Mike and Emmy winner.
Gigi Graciette is fluent in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese.