Azia Celestino is an on-air host, journalist, and SAG actor based in New York City. She currently anchors on Cheddar, the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. She also hosts ‘Keep It Short with Azia,’ a short form news series on TikTok & IGTV.
Azia served as an anchor for national teen newscast, Channel One News, and has appeared on Complex, MTV News, VH1, Revolt, SAG AFTRA Conversations, and the BUILD Series. She has covered red carpets and award shows like the GRAMMYs, MTV Video Music Awards, Global Citizen Festival, and other special events.
Azia is passionate about stories found at the intersection of pop culture and social justice issues. Some of her notable interviews include Oprah Winfrey, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Kevin Hart, Neil Patrick Harris, Mindy Kaling, DJ Khaled, Timbaland, Zendaya, Lil Uzi Vert, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Chelsea Clinton & Dr. Jane Goodall.
With Channel One, Azia joined the award-winning news legacy that granted Anderson Cooper, Lisa Ling, Maria Menounos, and many other prominent journalists & media personalities their career beginnings. In 2018, Azia won a Telly Award for her profile on Nobel Peace Prize winner & ISIS survivor, Nadia Murad. She has covered domestic and international news events with the CBS News partnered organization, including the 2016 presidential election, Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico, and the federal climate lawsuit.
While anchoring, Azia has recently booked roles on Law & Order SVU, The Blacklist, HBO’s The Undoing, and other productions filming in NYC.