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Alonso Castillo      

News Reporter and TV Personality

Background Alonso Castillo was raised in Mexico City most of his life; however he attended Boarding Schools around the world (Dublin, Ireland; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami, FL, USA) including a military school in St. Louis, MO, USA. Castillo eventually attended Universidad Iberoamericana including a semester at the University of Miami, where he received his Law degree in 2000.

Castillo became a corporate attorney at Baker & McKenzie but after a couple of years, he realized that was not his passion. He was more interested in communications than contracts so he followed his passion and moved to Miami in pursuit of a different career path and landed a position on a television show.

Career at Telemundo Castillo’s primary responsibility is as the Investigative Journalist for Telemundo’s Consumer Protection Unit, “Responde.” The main focus of this is to address and investigate the concerns of consumers. Thus far, he has recouped thousands of dollars for his viewers and has become their ally. Also, he currently spearheads the multiplatform coverage for the presidential and the California local elections; a one of a kind effort to inform and empower the Hispanic voters nationwide which will bring unprecedented political coverage and a digital platform to reach younger voters.

He often serves as the morning anchor and was nominated for an Emmy in 2015 for an investigative series called, “Carteles de la Piel;” which discussed the effects of human trafficking in the US.

Other Television Outlets In 2013, Castillo began working for the network “VME” associated with PBS, where he hosted his show “Washington in Vme” and had the opportunity to interview world leaders such as the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Lech Walesa, Secretaries of State, Senators, members of Congress, and personalities that shape the political, social and cultural landscape.

Prior to that he served as the host of SOI-TV talk show “Guarever Tudei.” This was a late night variety show that focused on entertainment, current events, comedy, and a host of other topics. He also served as the News Anchor for their show, El Opinionario.

Castillo is a media figure that has participated in numerous shows, such as Perguiendo injusticias for Telemundo Network, In addition he has been an invited guest for key media figures like Fernando del Rincon, Ana Maria Polo, and Marian de la Fuente.

He has shown his different facets and versatility as a social communicator where he conducts a series of stories that target current affairs while entertaining his audience. Alonso Castillo is a committed and honest communicator who is leaving his mark on television in the United States by promoting critical thinking and intelligent content.

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Race and the Media Town Hall
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Race and the Media, Social Issues Regarding Latinos (Poverty, education)

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