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AP Journalism | Communication Management | Content Creation | Digital Design | Interviews | Public Speaking | Spades Master & Final Fantasy Slayer

A Message from Cecilia

While my bio is full of pretty words, I wanted to tell you how I'd really like to introduce myself: 

A Journalist and Spades Slinger, I love collaborating with brands, media and other creatives. I'm a self-professed Lover of Words, Queen of the Side Eye, Political

Prophetess, Creative Connoisseur and Unofficial Sorceress of Interviews. Yes I'm that extra.


Cecilia M. Austin

Since graduating from the University of Houston in 2010, Cecilia M. Austin has worked as a journalist, public speaker and corporate communications specialist, writing for outlets including AARP, AllHipHop.com, Atlanta Black Star, Blavity, Houston Press, Houston Style Magazine, Houston Trend Magazine, Sway's Universe and more.


As a feature writer and reporter, for over a decade Cecilia has interviewed celebrities and figures including Angie Harmon, Eva Longoria, Michael Bolton, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina King, Morris Chestnut, Paul Wall, David Banner, Master P, Luenell, Yvonne Ori and many more.

In addition to journalism, the Bay Area native previously hosted "The Roster Live with SimplyCecilia" and "Yellow Bandit Radio" on Houston's own 90.3 GMT Radio. In October 2020, Cecilia served as a producer on "From Pain to Power," a RevoltTV special that documented the recent March on Washington. 

Since 2015, Cecilia has also served as founder of Yellow Bandit Media & Publishing, a content houses with a mission to educte and inspiring upcoming writers, fellow creatives and more. In the community, she also serves as the lead for Houston's Freelancer's Union chapter. 


Additional Experience

  • From Pain to Power, RevoltTV | Producer (2020)

  • Freelancers Union | Houston Lead (2019-Present)

  • ColorComm | Houston Communications Manager (2018 - 2019)

  • Houston Creatives Care, Benefit Concert | Co-Host (2017)

  • AHH Breeding Ground Showcase, SXSW | Stage Manager (2011-2013)