Manuella Libardi

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University Of Houston, Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals
British Royals, Celebrity Relationships And Childhoods, Friends
  • In 2015, Manuella covered the first alligator-related death in Texas since the early 1800s.
  • She once unexpectedly dined with legendary Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil in Houston.
  • Manuella once chatted up The Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti in Portuguese.


Manuella started out as a hard news reporter in Texas in 2014 covering city hall, courts, and education for the Houston Chronicle and the Beaumont Enterprise. In 2018, she started writing about travel and lifestyle while living in Portugal and eventually branched out to entertainment news. Her newfound passion led her to Nicki Swift News as a writer in February 2021. She particularly enjoys writing about celebrity tragic pasts and messy relationships.


Manuella has two separate bachelor's degrees from the University of Houston — journalism and English literature. She went on to receive a master's degree in International Relations from the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).
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