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Marielena Castellanos

Assistant Producer

Marielena Castellanos served as the Gloria Penner Political Fellow, assisting in coverage of news, politics and policy for KPBS Evening Edition and KPBS Midday Edition. Marielena was born and raised in Chula Vista, and is bilingual and bicultural with a background in communications. She worked as a press secretary for more than 10 years for several elected officials at the local and federal levels before transitioning into journalism. She specializes in multimedia and video production. Marielena holds two degrees from UC Berkeley in English and ethnic studies. She is Vice President of the local San Diego/Tijuana student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and was recently selected for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Student Project.

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