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.
Most recently, she was the West Coast anchor/producer at First Look Media’s award-winning Reported.ly, an international social-news site covering human rights and social justice issues. She joined First Look Media in December of 2014 to help launch the project.
Previously, she was 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’s been a contributing guest on The Young Turks’ The Point, Huff Post Live, CNN Latino, Pivot’s Take Part Live and various public radio shows and live town-halls.
As a means to showcase issues main stream media was not covering in depth in the 2016 election, Wendy helped launch and produce a digital news talk-show titled, “My Peoples TV,” which aired on Facebook 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.
Wendy is a first generation college student, 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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