Early in her television career, Carmen María Montiel appeared as a weekly celebrity showcase guest on Televisa Mexico’s Siempre en Domingo. During this same time period, she hosted the 1986 Miss Universe special in Panama for Channel 4 Panama. Between 1986 and 1988, Carmen Maria Montiel took on a morning TV host position with Venevision. Alongside cohosts Maite Delgado and Eva Gutierrez, she engaged in discussions on news topics, special interest pieces, beauty tips, and many additional subjects. She also interviewed a number of celebrities, including Paloma San Basilio and Maria Conchita Alonso.
From 1990 to 1991, Ms. Montiel worked for WSJK Channel 2 as the producer of a student program created at East Tennessee State University. She performed both pre- and postproduction duties for the program, which aired on WKPT-TV ABC. More recently she has spent her time participating in various events throughout the Houston area, including Houston Fashion Week. She currently serves as chair for the Latino Learning Center fashion show.