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Emilia Benton

  • Freelance writer with more than a decade of experience
  • Former copy editor and staff writer at the Houston Chronicle
  • Avid runner and 11-time marathoner

Bio and experience

Emilia is a freelance journalist whose work has been published by Runner’s World, Women’s Health, SELF, and the Houston Chronicle, among others. She is also an 11-time marathoner, frequent traveler, and avid amateur baker. She lives in her hometown of Houston with her husband, Omar, and Boston Terrier rescue, Astro. Visit her website at


Emily received her B.A. in journalism with minors in Spanish and women’s studies from Hofstra University in Long Island, New York.