Award-Winning Reporter Alum Hired As Multimedia Producer At The Dallas Museum Of Art

Gregory Castillo

Gregory Castillo, an award-winning photographer and an original member of The Reporter, has been hired as a full-time multimedia producer at the Dallas Museum of Art.

His first day on the job was June 8.

Castillo, 23, will serve as a photographer and videographer, creating marketing campaigns, conducting artist interviews and chronicling the daily activities at the DMA.

“It’s exciting,” Castillo said about his new venture. “The pace is completely different but I have an opportunity to help expose my generation to art through what I know how to do best: take photographs and shoot videos.”

Castillo sharpened his multimedia skills at various internships during the past few years. He has interned at the Miami Herald as a producer on the Continuous News Desk, as a photographer, and as a multimedia intern at WLRN.

He interned twice at The Dallas Morning News. In the summer of 2014, Castillo worked on the paper’s news desk, serving as a reporter, photographer and videographer; for the past three months, he interned in the photo department at the Texas-based publication.

As a senior photographer with The Reporter, Castillo won first-place in Sports Photography from the Associated Collegiate Press in October of 2013. In addition, he won eight first-place honors from the Florida College System Publications Association in topics such as: News Story, Feature Story, News Photo and Sports Photo.

“The skills I acquired at The Reporter prepared me for whatever challenge,” Castillo said.

Hector Gonzalez

Hector Gonzalez, 33, is returning to Miami Dade College where he will be pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Film at the North Campus. He will serve as a photographer and staff writer for the paper this year. Gonzalez obtained his Associate Degree in Mass Communications during the 2011-2012 school year while serving as Sports Editor for The Reporter. He earned the Best Sports Story award from the Florida College System Activities Association in 2011. He has also worked as freelance sports writer for the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Miami Herald.

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