Early Life & Education
Arlette Saenz was born and raised in Texas. She graduated from University of Notre Dame in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in American studies and a minor in the Hesburgh Program in Public Service. Prior to joining ABC News, she began working as an intern at WOAI-TV and ABC News Nightline.
Saenz joined ABC News in August 2007. She worked as a as senior desk assistant. In September 2010, she began working as a digital journalist, covering the U.S. Senate and politics as a White House reporter and producer. She worked as an embed during the 2012 United States presidential election, covering the campaigns of Vice President Joe Biden , Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Senator Rick Santorum, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Marco Rubio, and Bob McDonnell.