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Kimberly Castro '08

Editor and Chief Content Officer
U.S. News & World Report

Kim Castro is the editor and chief content officer at U.S. News & World Report. In this 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, Castro 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 managed 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, focused on the technology sector for individual investors. A native of Pittsburgh, she earned a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and a master's degree in publishing from the NYU School of Professional Studies.

Kimberly Castro