Rita's career began when she became a "Miss Venezuela" & "Nuestra Belleza Latina" finalist. Her Cum Laude double Major degree in French and Italian Literaure from UC Berkeley and UCLA helped her become a multi-lingual tv and film talent. In 2007 she was spotted by the Casting Director for the acclaimed CBS Reality Show, SURVIVOR. She accepted the challenge and thus became the 1st person from San Antonio to become a “Castaway” the show. She won the following of fans world wide. In 2014 she was given the "Fan Favorite" Award by the European fanbase (ritaverreos.blogspot.com/search?q=Fan+Favorite)
Rita has valuable experience in Hosting and News Anchoring from "Fill In" Traffic Anchor for Kens 5 (CBS, San Antonio) ,News Anchor/Reporter for UNIVISION (TEXAS) to Expert Host on HSN, UTILISIMA & MSN.com with a unique flair as an "Entertainment News" Correspondent for CNN I Reports and Latin Connection Web tv..with over 700,000 views on Google +. She's also an accomplished journalist with published cover exclusive Celebrity interviews for the largest Spanish Language Magazine Company, Editorial Televisa S.A. de c.v..
She is also a chameleonic actress who has portrayed "Guest Star" roles in feature films like "Marked for Death" with Steven Seagal to most recently, a "Lead Actress" role on ABC primetime hit tv show "What Would You Do?" with John Quiñones. Because of her ongoing community involvement, Rita has become a highly requested Emcee (http://ritaverreos.blogspot.com/search?q=Emcee) for many Charity events Breast Cancer, CFF and Special Needs & Dress For Success to name just a few. Deeply committed to helping others, she’s served on the Board of “Healing Hearts Gala” Breast Cancer Fundraiser, SA Youth Foundation, ADELANTE Hispancic Scholarship Foundation & the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction, among others. For her work in front of and behind the cameras, Rita has been the recepient of several awards. in 2011, rita was nominated for a Canadian "Emmy" in 2011 for an episode she Hosted on the show "Reality Obsessed," https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXOLaAOA_K8. She was awarded “SURVIVOR Fan Favorite, 2014” and “All Around Reality Show Fan Favorite, 2014” by the European fanbase. For her work on television the “Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment” Award by the La Prensa Newspaper (07)http://ritaverreos.blogspot.com/2008/09/honor.html. Her innate desire and dedication towards helping others earned her the prestigious “Call to Service” Award given by the President of the United States for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteerism in 2011(http://ritaverreos.blogspot.com/search?q=Call+to+Service)