Maria Ramos is a journalist and international news anchor for the 24-hour news channel TRT World in Istanbul. She presents the channel’s flagship news programme ‘News Hour with Maria Ramos’. You can watch Maria anchoring live from Istanbul daily throughout the week. She’s also had key on-screen roles at the BBC, Bloomberg and CNBC in London and the Middle East.
At TRT Maria was one of the network’s election presenters becoming the first person to use augmented reality at TRT World. She has also interviewed many leading international figures from the worlds of politics and finance.
Maria is a very experienced and accomplished conference host, winning plaudits for her work moderating panels for the United Nations and hosting UNICEF’s Global debates.
During her seven years in the Middle East, Maria worked as a newsreader in Bahrain and also reported from Syria, Jordan, Turkey and the UAE.
In London, she hosted Bloomberg TV’s Breakfast World News and covered the 2008 financial crisis from London and Spain.
Maria ran her own international media consultancy and has worked closely with the CEO of Formula E taking the company from startup to a fully-fledged global series in just three years. She has been pivotal in successfully establishing the global brand and media relationships worldwide.
Maria speaks fluent Spanish, French and Italian as well as basic Arabic.
Magnificent 5-star performance by internationally-acclaimed presenter Maria Ramos. She showed heart, personality and passion for the conference and the cause.
Claudio Tomasi - UNDP - Turkey Director
Maria did an amazing job moderating the high-profile online launch of our flagship report. She was professional, well-prepared and engaged, and her energy and presence contributed significantly to the success of the event.
Alanna Armitage, Director, UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia
TRT World anchor Maria Ramos was a highly-professional MC for the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s Global News Forum in Istanbul in July, 2019.
Well briefed, warm and fully committed, Maria was a delight to work with.
Wendy Everett, ABU Director News
Maria was a fantastic MC for our flagship UNDP Istanbul Development Dialogues conference. Curious, dynamic and a pleasure to work with!
Nicolas Douillet, Head of UNDP Eurasia Communications
I had the pleasure to meet Maria and it exceeded my expectations for her fantastic moderating skills during a high-level Forum on Sustainable Development that was co-organised by the United Nations and the government of Azerbaijan in Baku in October 2018. Maria was assertive in interacting with high-level delegates including her high respect for protocol and rightly putting subject matter for discussion in an easy to understand manner.
Delawar Barekzai, United Nations Senior SDG Advisor
"Whether Maria moderates a session with 4-5 participants or she holds one-on-one talks and discussions, she always keeps the debate alive, captures the attention of the audience as well as bringing joy to the Forum.
Onur Kanan, TRT World Forum