Caitlin O'Neil Amaral

Cambridge, MA USA

Professional Experience

A former award-winning writer for WGBH in Boston, Im ready to go anywhere for a story. Ive traveled to the Navajo reservation and done man-on-the-street interviews in Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon. I am knowledgeable about wide array of topics, including arts, culture, food, travel, history, books and home improvement. My writing has been featured in The Boston Globe, The Boston Globe magazine, Poets & Writers, the Improper Bostonian, the Cambridge Chronicle, and the Boston Book Review. In addition I worked seven years as a get-things-done multimedia producer, shooting video and audio clips and creating interactive features.


Content Editor (online)
10 Years
Producer (new media)
8 Years
10 Years


Arts & Humanities
10 Years
2 Years
7 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - TV (National)
7 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
10 Years
Online/new media
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

11 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The New York Times (1-2), Improper Bostonian (3-5), Poets & Writers magazine (3-5), Budget Travel (1-2), Runners World (1-2), The Boston Globe (6-10), WGBH (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Milton Academy (6-10)

Technical Skills

Online audio and video production, and digital and QuickTime VR photography.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Filemaker, HTML, Photoshop


laptop, digital camera, tape recorder, cell phone


Upon request


Entertainment Weekly Citation, Forbes Magazine's Best of the Web, Yahoo! Pick of the Week, AIGA 365 Annual Design Competition USA Today New & Notable, Hot Site, Massachusetts Interactive Media Council Award, Worldfest/Flagstaff Silver, NY Festivals New Media Finalist



One of the mainstays of traditional Puerto Rican culture is the decima, an improvised 10-line poem accompanied by a five-stringed guitar called a cuatro. On Saturday you can get an up-close look at this enduring art form as local Latinos celebrate traditional Puerto Rican art, culture, and music.
The Beacon Hill tussle over the Fluffernutter sandwich has landed the childhood classic on the lunch menu at Grotto restaurant.
Tailgating has become a sport in its own right, as fans try to outdo each other with elaborate pregame spreads. The Freedom Grill might give you the edge before the big game.
The spare apple green and white space of Plum Produce, the latest project of chef Barbara Lynch, is your local farm stand with an urban twist.
At first glance, the barroom and classroom have little in common. One has stools, the other desks; one serves beer, the other facts. But local pub trivia nights are the perfect next stop for the students, professors, graduates, and all-around nerds who abound in this college town.
There's a certain point during a renovation — sawdust is falling, decisions are pressing and checks are flying out of the checkbook — when a homeowner's temperature reaches its boiling point and the meltdown begins.
If you had a theme song, what would it be? Depending on the day, it could be an inspirational anthem like the tune from Rocky, or a bouncy little number that skips along with quiet confidence. At theme bars, you can pick a genre to suit your mood any night of the week.
Using the words of real people, two new plays search for humanity inside terrorism
Years of unsuccessful setups inspire one woman to run her own dating life, thanks.
Had your fill of baseball and soccer? A world of unconventional sports teams awaits.
Quick: What does Boston taste like? Clam chowder? Baked beans? Every place has its native flavor. But sometimes it's not until you leave that you know what you'll miss.
Warsaw Village Band and its mission to save Polish folk music, one juiced up, tranced-out, reggae-inflected oldie at a time.
Ruby slippers, three-wish genies, and winning lottery tickets can be hard to come by, which means it's up to you to make your daydreams a reality. Luckily, you won't need to quit your job, spend your savings, or audition for reality television to make your wish come true. One-day classes around the city offer the chance to try on a different life without commitment or investment.
The kids are off to camp. But what about the grown-ups? When do Mom, Dad, and the rest of us get a chance to have some fun? While you might not be able to take the summer off, a weekend or even a week at these adult camps can turn a vacation into a mini-adventure.
Feel guilty about flying? New businesses promise ways to offset your environmental impact. However....
Do Bostonians deserve their reputation for standoffishness and indifference to "outsiders"? Newcomers to the city tell it like they see it.
Frozen custard, popular in the South and Midwest, has been hard to come by in New England until now.
The sticky buns are rising under a sheet of wax paper, the pale swirls of dough expanding until the buns nestle against each other, hiding the layer of sugar and nuts. These aren't just any sweet rolls. They're 15-year-old Abby Snellings's famous sticky buns.
The Taste of the South End offers some of Boston's Best Food from dozen of its finest chefs. Foodies, start your engines.
Regardless of where you land on the political divide, there’s a social group waiting to hear your views
A round-up of Earth Day celebrations.
In sports, playing someone who’s better than you are often raises your game. Taking on James Wood can do the same thing for your reading.
Most authors believe once their books hit the shelves the work is over. But as in all things publishing-related, there’s a behind-the-scenes process that determines if, where, and how your book is stocked.
Like so much of summer, fresh local produce can be enjoyed for only a short time. Sure, you can stop at a farm stand, but why not go one better and go straight to the source? A number of area farmers open their fields to willing pickers and let you take home your harvest.
While religion now dominates American politics, it has yielded the forefront American literature to what Walker Percy called "a certain sort of triumphant humanist." As a remedy, Paul Elie has undertaken a thoughtful and ambitious portrait of four 20th-century American Catholic writers.


Dog runners keep fido fit.
AT first glance, Tiverton, R.I., may seem like just another small-town window onto the past. It has the character of a bygone Cape Cod with all its seaside charm, complemented by the nostalgic smell of fried clams in the air. But it doesn’t have the Cape’s trauma of heavy traffic and the swarms of tourists.