Peter Castro

Peter Castro

Peter Castro was named deputy managing editor for PEOPLE in December, 2007.

Prior to joining PEOPLE in his current role, Castro spent a year at sister publication People en Español, as Managing Editor. Previously, he spent 18 years at PEOPLE, most recently serving as executive editor overseeing television and pop music coverage. He has edited cover stories on Britney Spears, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston to name a few.

Castro first joined PEOPLE as a writer for the Chatter column in 1987. Three years later, he moved to Australia as one of the founding staffers of Who Weekly, PEOPLE’s Australian offshoot. In 2001 he was named assistant managing editor. In September of 2004, he edited the first Emmy editions of PEOPLE’s Hollywood Daily.

Prior to joining PEOPLE, Castro was a staff writer for Vanity Fair.

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He has provided pop culture commentary on a variety of TV programs including Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, CNN’s Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Dateline, Today and E!’s Red Carpet pre-show among others.

A graduate of New York University, Castro resides in Manhattan. In 2004, he was named “One of the Most Influential Hispanics in the US” by The Latino Coalition.

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