Journalist. Radio Host. Smarty Pants.
Wendy Carrillo is a media personality, public speaker and communications professional with a passion for politics, popular culture and education. She is a natural bridge builder, connecting millennials, multicultural communities, specifically the growing bilingual Latino-American population with general markets. She has led and been a bilingual (English/Spanish) spokesperson for media, mail, and grassroots campaigns in politics and labor, focusing on engaging voters in progressive elections. Wendy is a strategic thinker with a talent for blending traditional and new media to reach clear and concise objectives.
Currently, she is the West Coast anchor/producer at First Look Media’s Reported.ly, an international social-news site that covers conflict and protest culture. She joined First Look Media in December of 2014 to help launch Reported.ly.
In addition, she is the host and executive producer of “Knowledge is Power,” an award winning Public Affairs program on Los Angeles radio station KPWR targeting Latinos 18-34. She is a regular contributor to Huff Post Live, The Young Turks’ The Point, various NPR affiliates, CNN Latino and Pivot’s Take Part Live.
Considered a leader within the Hispanic/Latino community, Wendy was invited to participate in the first ever White House Hispanic Policy Conference hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
She is a first generation college student and a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Online News Association (ONA) and holds a BA in Communications from CSULA and an MA in Journalism from USC.
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