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Movers and Shakers: Marysol Castro

Movers and Shakers: Marysol Castro

Marysol Castro is a journalist and host who made history by becoming the first public address announcer for the New York Mets

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Marysol Castro has spent the last two decades challenging the TV news status quo as a journalist and host. Castro made 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 Major League Baseball organization.

In her spare time, Castro creates television shows. Her latest, Somos, is a profile show where she profiles Latinos from all walks of life. When she is not calling games in Flushing Queens, or hosting Somos, Castro is also the host of The Weekly Good on OGTV, a weekly show featuring a round-up of good news.

From her humble beginnings in 2000 at News 12 The Bronx to WPIX-TV in New York City, Castro honed her ability to think quickly and speak coherently 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 at Good Morning America in seven years, starting in 2003. In addition to greeting viewers each morning with the nation’s weather patterns, Castro honed her skills as an interviewer by profiling everyone from Tom Brady to Miley Cyrus and Colin Powell (though she rarely, if ever, asked them about weather).

In 2010, Castro anchored weather at CBS’s The Early Show. She spent two years at ESPN as a host and sideline reporter for the Little League World Series, Invictus Games, and Premier Boxing Champions. Castro hosted the talk show The Daily Glow for digital media company Little Things.

Castro attended the Westtown School in Westtown, Pennsylvania; Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut; and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Because she is outnumbered, Castro runs a zone defense in her Connecticut home with her two young sons.

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