Claudio E. Cabrera

Claudio E. Cabrera is a 29 year-old award-winning journalist and digital marketer based out of the Inwood section of New York City.

In 2005, Cabrera began his journey in journalism writing for the weekly newspaper, the New York Amsterdam News. Since, he's written for various weekly newspapers, magazines and online sites compiling over 150 news clips. He's profiled the likes of Alonzo Mourning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Shaquille O'Neal and Rev. Al Sharpton to name a few.

In 2006, Cabrera was one of 20 journalists selected out of a pool of 60 to attend the NCEW Minority Writers Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee where he learned a great deal from various columnists from across the country. Cabrera also won an award from the Independent Press Association in 2006 for 'Best Article on a Social, Racial, or Immigration' issue. The piece focused on the exorbitant rates phone company MCI charges families of inmates for phone calls in NY state.

In February of 2008, Cabrera was selected among a host of students from New York's top colleges and universities appearing as an analyst on NBC's "Super Tuesday" Democratic primary coverage.

After graduating from Brooklyn College in the same year with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, he went on to work for "the stock market for sports tickets," Yoonew, and helped grow their web operations through social media community building, editorial and SEO. It was his first job after graduation.

In 2010, Cabrera took over as the lead editor at NewsOne.com, where he struck partnerships with major news sites, helped create an event at the White House in which President Obama spoke at, and led the charge in growing the site exponentially within a year and a half.

Within the last two years, Cabrera has moved into the field of technology becoming an SEO expert and growing brands such as EURweb, NewsOne.com, Loop21.com and Blackenterprise.com. He grew all of these sites over 100 percent in his time working with each.

Currently, he is the Audience Engagement and Marketing Manager at BlackEnterprise.com where he has grown traffic over a 100 percent.

He was honored by Folio Magazine as a 2013 "Audience Development All-Star" and has been selected to speak on a panel at South by Southwest in 2014.