Armando Lucas Correa
With 20 years of experience in Hispanic media, award-winning journalist and author Armando Correa is the Editor in Chief of PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL, the top selling Hispanic magazine in the U.S. with more than 6 million readers every month. In his role, he oversees the editorial content of the magazine, PeopleEnEspanol.com and its digital editions for tablets and mobile.
He also oversees the brand's social media strategy and events like 50 Most Beautiful (in NYC), and the 25 Most Powerful Women and Star of the Year (both in Miami), as well as Festival People en Español, an annual 2-day, 2-night live consumer event held in San Antonio, TX.
He is an innovative leader with deep knowledge of the U.S. Hispanic market and experience in creating initiatives focused on the growth of the brand. As an editor and content creator, Correa has developed programs focused on the profitability of People en Español across different platforms.
Under his tenure, the magazine has enjoyed unprecedented growth and was named in Adweek's "10 Under 50" Hot List in 2007 and 2009 and has been recognized by GLAAD for its coverage.
Correa is a familiar face on national television and radio shows, both in the U.S. and Mexico, where he shares his expertise on Hispanic media and entertainment stories.
Prior to being named editor, Correa served as the magazine's executive editor charged with supervising the development, reporting and writing of celebrity profiles and human-interest stories. Under Correa’s watch, Peopleenespañol.com's unique visitors has increased 84% in the past year, making it the most exciting Hispanic destination on the web for Hispanics looking for the latest celebrity news, photos, gossip and up-to-the-minute fashion and beauty trends.
Before joining PEOPLE en Español, Correa was a staff writer at El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-language spin-off of The Miami Herald, where he profiled personalities from Gloria Estefan to Peruvian ex president Alberto Fujimori. He began his career as a dance and theater critic in Cuba, and entered the world of print journalism in 1988 when he was appointed the editor of Tablas, a national theater and dance magazine based out of Havana, Cuba.
Correa is the recipient of various outstanding achievement awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Society of Professional Journalism. He is the magazine's primary spokesperson and regularly appears on national Spanish-language television programs discussing celebrity news and scoops.
His book En busca de Emma (In Search of Emma: Two Fathers, One Daughter and the Dream of a Family) was published by Rayo, Harper Collins in 2007 and for Aguilar, Santillana (Mexico) in 2009. He currently resides in Manhattan with his partner and their three children.
Awards and Recognition
- Society of Professional Journalism
- National Association of Hispanic Publications
Press and Media Mentions
- The Miami Herald: `Papi y Papa': A gay, Cuban-born couple's journey to fatherhood.
- A Real Life Family Living 'the New Normal': Armando Correa and Gonzalo Hernandez. GLAAD
- Pie Derecho: LA INCREÍBLE HISTORIA DE ARMANDO CORREA Y SU HIJA
- Cuba Encuentro: Los niños deben crecer con la verdad
- El Economista: En busca de Emma
- EL Nuevo Herald: El sueño de la paternidad
- Miami Book Fair
- In Fraganti Magazine: En busca de Emma, un libro impactante que no se pueden perder