Cathy Areu

Cathy Areu

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Speaker: Cathy Areu

Publisher, Author, Speaker, Journalist

Topics:

  • Catalina: The Voice of the Latina Community
  • A Girl and Her Magazine
  • Latinas: Smart, Strong, Sophisticated, Savvy, and Proud
  • Leadership: The Marriage of Power and Responsibility
  • Hands On Success: The Entrepreneurial Element
  • Outpacing the Competition: Becoming the Top Dog in An Emerging Market

Working in the media world for over a decade, she’s been called a magazine maven by NPR, one of New York City’s most influential women by the Oxygen TV Network, a woman of vision by DC’s WashFM, and an “infobabe” (amongst other things) by Rush Limbaugh.

Since 2000, Cathy is known to millions of newspaper readers for her work as a contributing editor for The Washington Post Magazine. Her popular “First Person Singular” interviews have included one-on-one talks with First Lady Laura Bush, Secretary of State James Baker, Senator Al Franken, Host Larry King, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and countless other VIPs. Every unique “First Person” profile, each which is read by more than 2 million readers, tells the story of one of the nation’s most notable and influential persons, in his or her own words.

But, today, Cathy is probably best known as the founding publisher of the national Latina print magazine, and multi-media brand, CATALINA, created in 2001 to break stereotypes and show a positive side of the U.S. Hispanic community. In its first year, CATALINA magazine earned the “Lead Launch” distinction by Folio magazine; and reached an audited circulation of 500,000 by 2004, making it the largest lifestyle magazine targeting Hispanic women in the nation. CATALINA’s clients have included Burger King, Disney, ExxonMobil, Volvo, Southwest Airlines, Marshalls, Kodak, to name a few.

As a Latina publisher, Washington Post Magazine contributing editor, and former public high school teacher, Cathy’s views on U.S. politics, Latino issues, pop culture and the nation’s education system have caught of attention of national media outlets. In addition to serving as a frequent guest on shows including Fox’s O’Reilly Factor, HLN’s Prime News, and HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, Cathy has also appeared on CNN’s AC360, CNN’s Campbell Brown, Fox’s Hannity show, and MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown. Her tell-it-like-it-is views have also been discussed by Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, and other national commentators who wonder what Cathy will say next. Stay tuned …

Cathy is the author of the top-selling, non-fiction inspirational book: Latino Wisdom.       She is currently working on her second non-fiction book about the power of women in D.C.

  • Catalina: The Voice of the Latina Community
  • A Girl and Her Magazine
  • Latinas: Smart, Strong, Sophisticated, Savvy, and Proud
  • Leadership: The Marriage of Power and Responsibility
  • Hands On Success: The Entrepreneurial Element
  • Outpacing the Competition: Becoming the Top Dog in An Emerging Market
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