Amaris Castillo is the Assistant Entertainment Editor for Univision News.
Prior to joining Univision, she worked as a staff writer for Latina.com, where she reported on everything from entertainment and culture to hard news. While at Latina, Amaris helped increase the magazine’s presence on social media by co-managing its Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Amaris has interviewed Soledad O’Brien, Wilmer Valderrama, Benjamin Bratt, Ana Tijoux, Tatyana Ali, Prince Royce, and Victor Rasuk, among others. Her work has appeared in Latina Magazine, Huffington Post, PODER Magazine, nocheLatina.com, and the St. Petersburg Times. Amaris has also contributed a photo series to UptownCollective.com.
The daughter of hard-working Dominican immigrants, Amaris was born and raised in New York City and spent her adolescence and college years in Florida, where she earned a B.A. in Magazine Journalism from the University of South Florida. In 2011, she received a Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Amaris is a fan of spoken word poetry, chocolate and thriller films – in no particular order.
Follow Amaris on Twitter: @AmarisCastillo