Lynnette Cantos is a multimedia journalist, creative Latina, and all-around geek. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she now resides in Orlando, Fla. where she works as a digital content producer for the Orlando Sentinel as part of the newsroom’s audience engagement team. Currently, she is enrolled at the University of Florida via UF’s College of Journalism and Communications Online program for its social media online graduate specialization.
Lynnette is an active member of the Orlando Bloggers Union where she has presented two workshop panels on video content production, and an appointed board member on the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Central Florida chapter serving as social media coordinator.
Previously, she was a regional video producer in South Carolina for The State Newspaper, a McClatchy digital media company serving 30 markets. Lynnette also freelanced for local publications, such as South Florida Gay News and WLRN 91.3 FM, while studying at Florida Atlantic University—where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism in August 2017.
In her spare time, she enjoys binge-watching TV shows, playing video games, traveling with her partner, and cuddling with her cat.