Philadelphia and the Countryside - Press Room

Arturo Varela

Arturo Varela

Arturo Varela is VISIT PHILADELPHIA's media relations manager, focusing on the general and LGBT markets. In this role, Varela works to secure editorial coverage for Philadelphia in local, regional and national media outlets, plan media events and track coverage, while also shaping and executing the company’s integrated LGBT campaign. The seasoned journalist came to VISIT PHILADELPHIA from Al Día News, where he spent six years producing dual-language content on a broad range of topics from arts and culture to politics. In 2011, he was invited to the White House to interview President Barack Obama. Throughout his career in journalism, Varela won several José Martí Awards and Professional Keystone Press Awards for his work.

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Tags: LGBT, Visit Philadelphia

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