Purple Romero is a reporter for Rappler, a social news network based in the Philippines; she has worked for both online and print publications. Romero has also written television reports, and in 2010, she wrote for an election special. She has reported on climate change and the judiciary for Newsbreak, a news organization specializing in investigative journalism. Romero has also contributed articles on climate change to AlertNet Reuters and Asia Views, a regional magazine. She has attended several international fellowships and trainings on climate change and environmental issues.
Romero researched a book about the judiciary that was published in March 2010. She was also the co-author of a book about corruption under the administration of former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.