Angie Romero is a writer/editor/content producer with expertise in entertainment journalism and Latin culture. She is currently the Senior Editor, Entertainment & Culture, for Univision News.
Most recently, she was Latina Magazine’s deputy editor. Throughout her time there, she wrote, planned, assigned, and edited sections and features dedicated to Latin culture in the United States and abroad, including the cover stories and celebrity profiles.
During her time there, she was responsible for securing Latina’s most critical cover of 2008, a controversial cover story in which Jessica Alba cleared up rumors that she was ashamed of her Mexican heritage—something she had not done before. The conceptual cover was nominated in the Best Celebrity Cover category of the 2008 National Magazine Awards and opened the door to the actress doing Hispanic press, something she had shied away from doing in the past. In 2009, she led a team effort behind a special, themed issue titled “Viva Mexico!,” which celebrated the people, beauty, and culture of Mexico and the rich history and contributions of Mexican Americans (in response to the negativity in the mainstream media). Angie worked with a diverse group of freelancers and scholars to create an issue that truly honored its theme.
In 2011, Angie worked on Latina’s 15th anniversary issue. It was the magazine’s most ambitious project to date, encompassing several key elements beyond the print medium itself, including two high-profile parties and a TV special with Access Hollywood. Fifteen of the most iconic and groundbreaking Latinas of the past 15 years graced the cover.
Angie has interviewed Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Salma Hayek, Cameron Diaz, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Juanes, Dolores Huerta, and Gloria & Emilio Estefan, to name a few. She has appeared on national television; been a guest on National Public Radio (NPR); and covered award shows and music and film festivals in the U.S. as well as abroad.
Prior to Latina, Angie worked as an assistant music editor at VIBE magazine under Mimi Valdes. After VIBE, Angie spent time at Microsoft learning about the world of digital advertising.
As a freelance writer, she has contributed to The Washington Post, Billboard, Hispanic, Miami New Times, USA Weekend, Glamour, VIBE, BizBash, VIBE Vixen, and Complex.
Angie is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean descent, and speaks fluent Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. She has had her own weekly blog on Latina.com called “Get Cultured,” covering the best of Latin arts and culture in America. In 2008, she also served as the female voice of “Single-ish: Sex, Love & Life,” Glamour.com’s co-ed dating blog.
One of Angie’s all-time favorite interviews is Michelle Rodriguez, for which she traveled down to the Dominican Republic in 2009. “She’s basically the female Mickey Rourke,” says Angie. “She says what’s on her mind; no walls, no masks. Just real. And she makes no apologies. It’s rare to find that sort of openness in celebs these days. But you certainly hope for it.”