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Emilia Benton

location-pin Houston, Texas

School: Hofstra University

Expertise: As a Peruvian-American Latina, Emilia is passionate about addressing racial disparities in the health, wellness, and fitness realms, aiming to highlight underrepresented voices in her reporting. She’s also a 12-time marathoner, a lifestyle she draws from to report on fitness and athletic training.

Emilia Benton

  • Emilia has 12 years of experience in healthcare writing for media outlets and medical centers.
  • She was a copy editor and staff writer for The Houston Chronicle, where she now regularly contributes as a health and fitness writer.
  • Emilia is also a media advisory board member for Qwoted.


Emilia has been a health and fitness writer for more than 12 years and is currently a regular contributor to the Houston Chronicle, SELF, Women’s Health, and Runner’s World. She previously held editorial roles with MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Houston Chronicle, Emergency Medicine News, and Nephrology Times, and was a research grant coordinator for the Baylor College of Medicine. Emilia’s work has also appeared in The Healthy, Shape, Everyday Health, Healthline, Livestong, Popsugar, and more.


Hofstra University, BA, Journalism, 2009