Mónica Carrillo has spent many years entering the homes of millions of viewers in our country every weekend. Together with Matías Prats, she presents the Weekend News on Antena 3, one of the spaces with the best audience of the week.
From humble roots, the woman from Elche always had a predilection for letters and communication. Her charisma, her great sense of humor and her ability to transmit information with serenity, but her forcefulness have made her one of the best communicators in our country. Tonight she visits the program La Resistencia to take stock of her career and talk about her current projects.
The journalist has loved literature since she was very young and has published three novels and a compilation book of short stories. On more than one occasion, Mónica has recognized that she could not live without writing: "What literature allows me on a personal level is to escape and complement that facet that journalism gives me, which is to tell stories subject to current affairs." . Although she won the 2020 Azorín Novel Prize for La vida desnuda, it is in her micro-stories that she has found a direct way to connect with her followers through social networks.
Monica has found in these small texts an escape route that she uses to talk about issues that concern her or that she wants to make visible. The journalist usually publishes them on her Twitter account, where she gets many interactions.
Despite leading her private life very discreetly, everyone knows that the journalist had a beautiful relationship with the Andalusian singer Vanesa Martín. They had been together since 2019, but since last Pride, when the singer officially came out of the closet, we know that they are no longer together, since she said she was single: "I don't have a partner anymore, but well, I would like her to be happy too" '.
It was never officially confirmed, but it was an open secret. The most that was achieved from both, apart from some photos in which they were seen as 'accomplices', is a tweet from the journalist commenting that the singer was invited to the El Hormiguero program.
In 2020, Mónica Carrillo gave some very bad news: she had cancer. The news fell like a jug of cold water on her followers, who did not hesitate to send the journalist thousands of messages of support and affection.
After some alarming symptoms, the communicator went to the doctor, who confirmed that she had basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer located on the nose. After the removal of the tumor and a few months of recovery, she herself was in charge of revealing the news through her social networks to justify her absence from the weekend news during the summer.