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Cara Hughes Marcano is a freelance journalist and entrepreneur, Publisher and Founder of Reporte Hispano, the Spanish newspaper and Hispanic public relations and marketing and media company for New Jersey. 

She writes and researches about government, housing and real estate, single motherhood, small business ownership, entrepreneurship and economic development, big government, female artist empowerment,  parenting, Pennsylvania, the U.S. middle class (upper, middle and lower) with a particular focus on the lower-middle-class, women’s issues and feminism,  education, and the U.S. Hispanic market.  

Cara is from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University (BA) and the Columbia University School of Journalism (MS) Journalism.  She has written for Popular Science MagazineThis Old House Magazine, The New York TimesThe Associated Press in New York and Latin America, and The Wall Street Journal. She is currently a freelance writer for Discourse magazine and the Publisher of Reporte Hispano. 

Cara offers translation services and editing and teaches Spanish and journalism and the business of journalism.  She lives in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with her Springer Spaniel.

Cara also sits on the board of Storytelling Arts, a  nonprofit community of  storytellers, and teaching artists who share the living art of oral storytelling with contemporary audiences in NJ.

Growing Christian Shrinks,
The Wall Street Journal, 3/30/2007


Ringing in 2004 / Insiders’ insights for investors,
The New York Times, 1/13/2004


War is the Force that Gives us Big Finance,
The New York Times, 4/26/2003


Book Report : EMPIRES OF PROFIT,
The New York Times, 3/22/2003


BRIEFCASE: Early signals,
The New York Times, 2/22/2003

Book Writing

Cara is interested in book writing and would like to write a book or help someone else write a book. She worked as a reporter and researcher  on Dining Out  by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg.