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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
Concept art for Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian."
Disney Plus / "The Mandalorian"Entertainment

Wanna Buy A 'Baby Yoda' Toy? We've Got Some Bad News.

Actresses Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston help introduce Apple TV Plus.

Which Streaming Services Came Out On Top This Year?

Gamer BBXH fundraises for Save the Children
Save The ChildrenTech

Video Game Charity Streams Are Basically Modern-Day Telethons

Actor Aasif Mandvi poses with Carrie Bradshaw's laptop
Stitcher / "Lost at the Smithsonian"U.S.

What's The Point Of Preserving Pop Culture Artifacts?

Concept art of 'Baby Yoda.'
Twitter / @Jon_FavreauTech

Will The 'Streaming Wars' Cause A Rise In Digital Piracy?

Actor Bill Fagerbakke poses with his character, Patrick Star
Getty ImagesEntertainment

The Voice Of Patrick Star Explains The Value Of Kids' Television

Apple TV Plus app page on television.
Apple TV PlusTech

Disney And Apple TV Plus Are Big Because Others Laid The Groundwork

"The Simpsons" characters promote Disney Plus
Disney PlusEntertainment

Is Disney A Monopoly In The Entertainment World? It's Complicated.

Felicia Day
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Felicia Day Speaks On Today's 'New Type Of Entertainment'

DisneyLife app on tablet

Not Every Streaming Platform Finds Success — Let's Explain What Failed

"Daybreak" characters surviving the apocalypse.
Ursula Coyote/NetflixEntertainment

Streaming And Binge-Watching Have Changed The Way TV Shows Are Written

Actresses Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer
Earwold / "Office Ladies"Entertainment

Why Is 'The Office' Still So Popular? We Asked The 'Office Ladies'

Building with Netflix logo

Netflix's Latest Earnings Report Shows A Calm Before The Storm

Pete Holmes
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Comedian Pete Holmes Talks About The State Of Comedy Today

Headshot of TV producer Dick Wolf
Getty ImagesEntertainment

The Creator Of 'Law & Order' Isn't Leaving Broadcast TV Anytime Soon

"Schitt's Creek" promotional poster
Pop TV / "Schitt's Creek"Entertainment

Which Country Makes The Most Globally In-Demand TV Shows?

Nick Offerman stares at peacock

The Future Of The Streaming Industry? Advertisements.

Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden at the Emmys
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Online Platforms Are Big At The Emmys — But That Wasn't Always True

Posters for "Friends" and "The Office"
NBC / "Friends," NBC / "The Office"Tech

Streaming Companies Are Betting Big With Your Favorite Sitcoms

Man holds Oscar envelope for best picture.
Getty ImagesEntertainment

New Jersey Allowed Oscar Betting Last Year. Could It Happen Again?

Empty chairs in Netflix screening room

Experts Say Netflix's Theatrical Debuts Are Just 'Token Releases'

Nightmare clown behind red balloon.
Warner Bros. / "IT: Chapter Two"Entertainment

'IT: Chapter Two' Scares Its Way Into The Box Office With $91M Debut

Man gets food from Waffle House during storm.
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Bad Could A Storm Be? Look To Waffle House For Answers

Two young children sitting through a court hearing in "Orange Is The New Black."
Netflix / "Orange Is The New Black"Entertainment

Reality And Commentary: Experts Explain TV's Immigration Storylines

Film poster for "Spider-Man: Far From Home"
Columbia Pictures / "Spider-Man: Far From Home"Entertainment

What Happens Next To Sony, Disney And 'Spider-Man'?

Harry Potter collectibles by Funko.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferBusiness

Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Still Vital — To The Collectibles Industry

Netflix CEO in front of world map.
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Can New Streaming Platforms Catch Up With Netflix's Global Dominance

"The Witcher" promotional image
Netflix / "The Witcher"Entertainment

What New Shows Can Replicate The Success Of 'Game Of Thrones'?

A CBS All Access banner at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Newsy / Andrew ShaferEntertainment

The 'Streaming Wars' Are Heating Up At San Diego Comic-Con

Poster for "Neon Genesis Evangelion"
Netflix / "Neon Genesis Evangelion"Tech

Streaming Companies Are Investing In Anime More Than Ever Before