Claudia LongoDirector of Community Outreach in Cleveland
Claudia Longo was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio in 2002, where she lives with her husband and two children.
She started working as a freelance writer for La Mega Nota in 2019. Claudia likes to write about social issues like immigration, racial disparities, environment, education and Latino culture. In 2020 she became the Digital News Administrator for La Mega Nota, in charge of managing the news and social media content for the publication.
She is currently working for Catholic Charities as a Special Project Administrator doing COVID-19 vaccine outreach and information in the Hispanic community of the near westside of Cleveland. She also writes for the local publication The Land as a freelance contributor and offers them translation services. Claudia also works in different communication campaigns like Essential Ohio as social media administrator and for local children's book author Raquel M.Ortiz as her communications coordinator.
In 2020, Claudia joined the collaborative North East Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative (NEOSOJO) as La Mega Nota representative, creating stories about COVID-19 and how the health crisis affected our communities. In 2021, the group will focus on Economic Recovery.
Claudia is board member and treasurer of the newly created Greater Cleveland Association of Hispanic Journalist (GCAHJ), along with very talented local Hispanic journalists, including other La Mega Media staff from the Cleveland Market.
In her new role as Director of Community Outreach for the Cleveland Market, Claudia hopes to further improve her already growing relationships with the rich and vibrant Latino community of Cleveland.