Meet the Team

Casey Mendoza

Culture Reporter

Casey Mendoza is Newsy's in-house pop culture nerd and entertainment critic. Before joining the company in 2017, she studied political science and journalism at Knox College and freelanced as a reporter, photographer and videographer in western Illinois and Washington, D.C. Even when she isn't working, Casey is constantly devouring pieces of entertainment and thinking about them in the context of social issues, politics, history and culture. Outside of Newsy, you can find her geekiest musings on Twitter.

  Recent Work
Colton Underwood recovers from COVID-19
Instagram / coltonunderwoodSci/Health

Former 'Bachelor' Star Speaks On Public Recovery From COVID-19

Camera on tripod

Displaced TV And Film Workers Among Millions Helped By Relief Package

Person stands behind Olympics rings logo.

NBC Invests A Lot In The Olympics — So What Happens Next For Them?

Kids use laptops and tablets

Can Internet Service Providers Survive The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Women talks in front of smartphone on tripod

Virtual Venues Are Replacing Physical Ones Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


Entertainment Workers Face Major Job Losses Amid Pandemic

Empty movie theater
Public DomainEntertainment

U.S. Movie Theaters Are Facing An Uncertain Future

Family watches Netflix

The Coronavirus Is Accelerating Entertainment's Digital Evolution

Theater posters
Andrew Schafer / NewsyEntertainment

Coronavirus Containment Policies Close Curtains For U.S. Theaters

Tom Hanks on red carpet

Tom Hanks' Elvis Presley Biopic Among Several Halted Productions

Crowds at the Stagecoach Music Festival.
Stagecoach Music FestivalEntertainment

Music Festivals And Concerts In Jeopardy As Coronavirus Fears Worsen

Adam Savage wearing a Captain America costume at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo
Newsy / Andrew SchaferEntertainment

Celebs Incognito: We Followed Around 'Captain America' At C2E2

True-crime podcast album covers
Wondery, Casefile Presents, Obsessed Network, Stitcher, etc.Entertainment

True Crime Is Having A Big Moment — Especially Among Women

Screenshots of clips from ABC reality TV show "The Bachelor."
Giphy, ABC / "The Bachelor"Entertainment

Animated GIFs Have Major Reach — And Television Is Capitalizing On It

Team behind "High Fidelity" series at Hulu panel
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Hulu's 'High Fidelity' Follows Trend Of Gender-Swapped Remakes

Movie poster for "Parasite"

'Parasite' Just Won The Academy Award For Best Picture

Brad Pitt on "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" promotion
Columbia PicturesEntertainment

Brad Pitt Wins Oscar For Best Supporting Actor

Laura Dern as Nora Fanshaw in "Marriage Story"
Netflix / "Marriage Story"Entertainment

Laura Dern Wins Oscar For Best Supporting Actress

Film poster for "Judy"
Roadside Attractions / "Judy"Entertainment

Renee Zellweger Won The Oscar For Best Lead Actress

Film poster for "Joker"
Warner Bros. / "Joker"Entertainment

Joaquin Phoenix Just Won Oscar For Best Lead Actor

Bong Joon-ho at Cannes Film Festival
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Bong Joon-Ho Just Won The Oscar For Best Director

Helicopter flies above cars used for "Fear The Walking Dead"
Steve Stafford / Studio WingsEntertainment

Why Isn't There An Oscar Category For Stunts?

Disney CEO Bob Iger with Mickey Mouse mascot
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Disney Plus Garnered 28.6 Million Paid Subscribers Since Launch

Still from "Joker"
Warner Bros. / "Joker"Entertainment

Are Audiences Actually Influenced By Oscar Nominations?

"Parasite" cast at Cannes Film Festival
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Ahead Of The Oscars, 'Parasite' Is Already Making Movie History

Netflix homepage on a tablet

Despite 'Streaming Wars,' Netflix Ended 2019 Fairly Strong

Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarando
Getty ImagesTech

Producers Guild Of America Honors Netflix Chief With Major Award

Amy Poehler sits with peacock.

NBC Is 'Hatching' A Plan To Compete In The Streaming Wars

Film poster for "Parasite"
NEON / "Parasite"Entertainment

What Makes A Film 'International'? The Answer Isn't Really Clear.

Noah Baumbach, Laura Dern and Ted Sarandos at 77th Golden Globes
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Netflix, Hulu And Amazon Get Major Thanks At The 2020 Golden Globes