(Ep.12) Marysol Castro, Journalist, PA Announcer for NY Mets


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Marysol Castro has spent the last two decades challenging the TV news status quo as a journalist and host. 

From her humble beginnings in 2000 at News 12 The Bronx, to WPIX-TV in NYC, Castro honed her ability to think and act quickly in front of the nation’s most difficult viewers:  New Yorkers. With serendipity and timing on her side, Castro would go on to anchor the weather on the national stage at Good Morning America and then CBS’ the Early Show. In addition to greeting viewers each morning with the nation’s weather patterns, Castro was often given the coveted role of interviewer - profiling everyone from Tom Brady to Miley Cyrus to Colin Powell.

But her ability to push beyond her role didn’t stop there. Her personal passion and love of sports combined with her lyrical savvy in front of the camera caught the eye of ESPN - landing her a role as Host and Sideline Reporter for the Little League World Series, Invictus Games and Premier Boxing Champions. 

Her uncanny ability to find and tell the most compelling stories also allowed her to expand her career to include public speaking, content production, and editing. Castro frequently travels the country to speak about her life experiences, moderate panels, and coach clients on how to tell the best stories about their brands - enter Marysol Castro Media (MCM).  One of her current passion projects of MCM is Somos, a profile digital television show that provides a platform for Latinos to tell the story of their life journey - from tragedy to triumph and everything in between.

Today, Castro continues to live without ceilings, recently making history by becoming the first Public Address Announcer for the New York Mets.  This new calling would also make her the first Latina Public Address Announcer in the entire MLB. She speaks about this experience often with young women, reinforcing the narrative that no matter what anyone tells you - you always have the opportunity to redefine the status quo and change history forever.

Castro attended the The Westtown School in Westtown, Pa, Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, NY.   Because she is outnumbered, Castro runs a zone defense in her home in Connecticut with her 2 young sons.

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