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. Wendy 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 CNN Latino, Pivot’s Take Part Live, Huff Post Live, The Young Turks’ The Point and various NPR affiliates.
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, graduating with honors from California State University Los Angeles with a BA in Communications and obtained a Master’s degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Political Science from the University of Southern California.
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