Juan Manuel Cortés Biography, Wiki, Career, Age, Family, and Net Worth

Juan Manuel Cortés began his career in media in 1990 at the age of 16 while studying Social Communication at Javeriana University in Bogotá. During that time, he served as the publicist for the Mayor of Medellín, Luis Alfredo Ramos, and concurrently worked as the press chief for the National Theater, Colombia’s most significant theater. By the age of 19, he had already established his own public relations agency. However, when he relocated to Miami in 2000, his career took a different path.

In 2001, Cortés joined TVNotas USA as the Head of Information. Simultaneously, he appeared on TV programs such as ‘Al Rojo Vivo’ (Telemundo) and ‘Escándalo TV’ (Telefutura), promoting the magazine’s news. In 2004, he was appointed as the director of TVyNovelas USA, the most important Hispanic entertainment publication on the continent. Since then, he frequently appeared on television shows such as ‘Despierta América,’ ‘El Gordo y la Flaca,’ ‘Cristina,’ ‘Don Francisco presenta,’ ‘Sábado Gigante,’ and ‘Aquí y ahora,’ among others on Univisión. On these shows, he promoted exclusives from the magazine and also offered his opinions on other scandalous topics.

In 2007, while still holding his position in the United States, Cortés took on the role of director for TVyNovelas México. In 2008, he started collaborating with the program ‘La Tijera’ (Telfutura) as a panelist. In October 2011, he resigned from TVyNovelas magazine to fulfill his dream of hosting, writing, and being the executive producer of his own television show, ‘Confesiones de Novela.’ The show featured soap opera stars confessing the hidden secrets that occurred behind the scenes during the productions. It aired with great success in the United States on Telemundo, Sundays at 6:30 pm. Additionally, the show reached audiences across Latin America and was sold to countries such as Israel, Romania, Spain, and Hungary, among others.

In October 2013, Cortés debuted his next TV project, ‘Suelta la Sopa,’ on Telemundo. Since then, he has served as the content director of the program, overseeing different teams of reporters. He is also one of the daily hosts who comment on entertainment news. The program has achieved tremendous success both nationally and internationally.

On a personal level, one of Cortés’s greatest challenges occurred in April 2015 when he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. However, after an aggressive but successful chemotherapy process, he was declared cancer-free six months later and is currently in excellent health.