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Laura Castañeda
About Me

Laura Castañeda

30 Years of experience

Laura Castañeda has nearly 30 years of professional media experience in two languages.

Laura Castañeda is an Emmy-award winning journalist, blogger, documentary filmmaker and media instructor, with more than 30 years of experience in various multimedia and multi-language platforms.

Castañeda has worked in three different news markets (Chicago, San Diego, and Tucson), holding positions ranging from production assistant to news anchor. Castaneda spent many years working on both sides of the international border in Nogales and Tijuana, B.C.

She is an alumna of the University of Illinois-Urbana and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in Sociology.

She is a member of the San Diego Press Club, SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists), IRE (Investigators Reporters and Editors), NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists), and attends as many functions as she can to support, NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists), NAJA (Native American Journalists Association), and AAJA (The Asian-American Journalists Association.)

Castañeda has also served on numerous boards of directors including CCNMA, Latino Journalists of California, and UNITY Journalists of Color. She has also served as president of the San Diego Chapter of CCNMA from 1997-2000.

She also is working on her fourth documentary, her first fiction book, and her first screenplay.