Kimberly Castro '08

Distinguished Alumna Award

Kimberly Castro, a 2008 graduate of the MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media was recently named the first female editor and chief content officer at U.S. News & World Report. In her new role, she has day-to-day oversight of all of U.S. News’s editorial content, working with editors and teams to produce the highest-quality journalism. Previously, she led the Consumer Advice team, which includes consumer-focused journalism from the Money, Health, Real Estate, and Travel channels. In September 2015, she joined the Executive Committee at U.S. News.

Before U.S. News, Castro was a managing editor at Standard & Poor’s Corp., where she oversaw content creation and production of numerous equity research products. She also was head of thematic research at S&P, and in that position, she identified and developed trends, themes, and investment strategies. In addition, she edited and wrote for the company’s weekly newsletter, The Outlook. A native of Pittsburgh, she earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.