Cathy Areu named a magazine maven by NPR, and one of the “most influential women in New York City” by the Oxygen Network, is the owner and publisher of Catalina magazine, a multi-platform media company “for the mind, body, and soul of today’s Latina.”
Founded in 2001, Catalina was created to portray a positive image of U.S. Hispanic women in media and entertainment. By 2005, Catalina became the largest Hispanic magazine targeting US Latinas, with a circulation of over 500,000 and over 1.5 million readers.
In addition to Catalina, Cathy Areu has been a contributing editor for The Washington Post Magazine since 2000, profiling the most notable persons inside the Beltway, including First Lady Laura Bush, Former Secretary of State James Baker, and FBI Director Robert Mueller.
The national attention Cathy Areu and her magazine have garnered for Hispanic women has helped her rise quickly through the ranks to become one of the most recognizable Latina entrepreneurs in the country. Areu has appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box, NBC’s Today Show, CNN’s Paula Zahn Show, Telemundo’s Hoy en el Mundo and countless other programs.
Cathy Areu has a Master’s degree in English education, and is a former journalism high school teacher and college professor, having taught for Palm Beach county schools and the University of Utrecht, Holland.
In 2006, Areu published her first non-fiction inspirational book, “Latino Wisdom,” sprinkled with life lessons she gathered from one-on-one interviews with famous Hispanic celebrities and politicians.