SANDRA GUZMÁN is a prize-winning journalist, author, essayist, and editor. She is a dynamic media innovator with a long tack record creating compelling content across media platforms for women of color.
Sandra was part of the creative team behind the inspiring film, “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am,” about the life and art of her literary hero, Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. Sandra served as consulting producer and conducted intimate interviews with Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Sonia Sanchez, and Morrison’s legendary editor, Robert Gottlieb, among others. The film is directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019. It opened in theaters in June and will air on PBS for the American Masters portfolio in 2020.
Sandra’s served as an interviewer on the documentary film series exploring identity in America for Perfect Day Films. The series includes “The Women’s List,” “The Boomer List,” and “The Latino List: Volumes I and II.” The films aired on PBS for American Masters and HBO, respectively and are streaming on Netflix.
Sandra served as editor in chief of LATINA, the nation’s largest magazine for Latinx women. She was also editor of Heart & Soul, a wellness magazine for women of color. Sandra was associate editor at the New York Post where she created and edited more than a dozen arts and culture sections focusing on New York’s diverse communities.
Sandra is the author go-to-guide for Latinx women, “The New Latina’s Bible: The Modern Latina’s Guide to Love, Family, Spirituality, and La Vida.” (Seal Press, 2011)
Her work has appeared on CNN, Glamour, Univision, and the Daily News, and other media. She is a contributing writer for NBC News online platforms NBC Latino and NBCBLK.
Sandra’s EMMY-winning career started at Telemundo where she won an EMMY for producing a public affairs program on the U.S. Cuban Embargo. She was a producer on the morning show, Good Day New York. She started her journalism career as a reporter at El Diario-La Prensa, New York’s oldest Spanish language newspaper in the US.