"Poncho" as many know him, is Alfonso de Anda aka Poncho de Anda (born July 25, 1974 in Mexico City) is a Mexican TV show host. Born in Mexico City, De Anda began his communication carrier in 1996 as a Dj for Grupo Radio Centro's "Alfa 91.3 FM, one of the most popular radio stations in the region, where he eventually became producer and host of his own shows. De Anda later went on to work at TV Azteca, serving as a television personality for the network's entertainment show "Estudio Siete (Studio Seven) and the video music show "Alfa Dance".
In 2001, de Anda moved to the United States and accepted a position as the main anchor of Telemundo's "MUN2 TV" edgy entertainment show “Fuzión” (Fusion). While working for Telemundo from 2001-2009 Poncho served as the co-host of Emilio’s Estefan reality show “Nuevas Voces de América,” bringing to the viewers every detail related to the show. He also served as the host of the entertainment segments for Telemundo morning newscast “Hoy En El Mundo”, and the co-host of the morning variety shows “De Mañanita" and "Cada Dia”. While in Telemundo, Poncho de Anda hosted severa special events, such as the red carpet for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, the Miss Universe Broadcast, Live Earth and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, among others.
On 2010 Poncho de Anda became the co-host of Univision Network’s top rated, three-hour live morning program, “Despierta América” (Wake-Up America) and in 2011 he hosted the reality show “Dale Con Ganas” (Give It Your All), an inspiring weight-loss reality challenge program from the creator and executive producer of “The Biggest Loser,” Dave Broome and executive producer Emilio Estefan. That same year he also hosted Univision’s 49th broadcast of the Tournament of Roses Parade live from Pasadena California. As an interviewer and throughout his career, Poncho has spoken to the biggest celebrities and personalities in the entertainment industry such as Shakira, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Antonio Banderas, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Robert De Niro and Metallica among others.
In recognition of his achievements, de Anda has been honored with the 2011 People en Espanol's "Best TV Host" award, “Sin Límite” (Without Limits) award for best Hispanic television host in the United States in 2008, and he was also included as one of People en Español’s 50 Most Beautiful Special Edition. De Anda holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Mexico’s Universidad Intercontinental (Intercontinental University), as well as a diploma from the Université Du Quebec (University of Quebec). He currently resides in Miami and is married to Colombian painter Lina Amashta, with whom he has two children (Daniel and Valeria). For further information you may contact his manager Peter M Robles at AQUOS Entertainment Group or his agent Eric Rovner at WME (William Morris Endeavor).