Esther J. Cepeda
Esther J. Cepeda is an opinion journalist and expert on the issues of U.S. Hispanics/Latinos. Since October 2010, she writes two columns a week for the Washington Post Writers Group and is also a marketing/communications expert, social media strategist and coach, and public speaker.
Born and raised on the North Side of Chicago, Esther J. Cepeda attended Southern Illinois University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. She studied Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University before going into direct marketing and public relations for a variety of Chicago companies.
Before joining the Chicago Sun-Times in 2006, then becoming Chicago’s first Latino metro columnist, Ms. Cepeda wrote about national and local politics and social issues for Illinois newspapers and magazines across the country. She wrote a weekly column for the Sun-Times until February 2012.