Castellanos co-founded Purple Strategies, a bipartisan public affairs firm and currently serves as political analyst for ABC News, ABC News Radio, and This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
In 2007, GQ Magazine named him one of the 50 Most Influential People in D.C. He has been a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has also been credited with the discovery of the political “soccer-mom” and called “father of the attack ad.”
A native of Havana, Cuba, he is fluent in Spanish and English. His parents, refugees who fled Castro’s Cuba in 1961, came to this country with one suitcase, two children and eleven dollars.