Casey Mendoza - Newsy

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
Elton John performs during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour
Matt Rourke / APEntertainment

Elton John Performs At The White House

Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen, poses with fans as he arrives for the European Premiere of The Twilight Saga
Joel Ryan / APEntertainment

Pop Quiz: Can You Fall In Love With A Fictional Character?

Student working in a classroom

TV Shows And Movies Are Contributing To Youth Sex Education

characters from the movie "Monsters Inc."
Paul Sakuma / APEntertainment

Why Are So Few Women In Animation?

Next Level: Gaming's Cinematic Golden Age

Next Level: Are We On The Brink Of Gaming's Cinematic Golden Age?

Heather Bodie

How Live Storytelling Is Helping People Cope With Mental Illness

A sign, featuring a likeness of Smokey Bear, at the entrance to Hopkinton State Park Headquarters
Steven Senne / APU.S.

The Story Of Smokey The Bear

Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy
Amy Harris / Invision / APSci/Health

Some Musicians Play Through Mental Health Issues From Industry

A wheel of baby Swiss cheese is displayed at the biennial World Championship Cheese Contest
Carrie Antlfinger / APSci/Health

Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes In It?

A visitor makes a photo at the TikTok exhibition
Martin Meissner / APTech

TikTok Is Helping Foster Conversations About Mental Health

The stage of the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards is shown.
Invision / APEntertainment

Women Directors Are Finally Getting More Award-Show Recognition

A shot from the "Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey" trailer is shown.
ITN Studios / "Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey"Entertainment

How Public Domain Made Way For A 'Winnie The Pooh' Horror Movie

An image asks, "How would New York survive a superhero movie?"

Pop Quiz: How Would New York Survive A Superhero Movie?

The cast of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" is shown.
Amazon StudiosEntertainment

'The Rings Of Power' Cast Discuss Hopes For The New Amazon Adaptation

An image from Netflix's "Love Is Blind" is shown.

'Love Is Blind' Contestant Suing Show For Restricting 'Basic Needs'

People play a board game.

The Board Game Industry Is Booming

Videos under #teachersoftiktok are shown.

Teachers On TikTok Give Inside Look Into The Profession

A Cobb County School bus moves on street
Mike Stewart / APU.S.

Why Are School Buses Yellow?

HBO Max executives appear at a panel.
Invision / APEntertainment

What The Warner Bros.-Discovery Merger Means For Streaming As A Whole

A Lego Bowser statue is shown at San Diego Comic-Con.
Invision / APEntertainment

Lego Celebrates Its 90th Anniversary At San Diego Comic-Con

Two people shake hands
Scott Roth / APU.S.

Why Do We Shake Hands?

A Harley Quinn statue is displayed.
Chris Pizzello / APEntertainment

Harley Quinn's Story Turns 30 Years Old


Why Do We Say 'God Bless You' When Someone Sneezes?

Beyonce appears at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Chris Pizzello / APEntertainment

Beyoncé Drops New Album 'Renaissance'

The movie Encanto
Walt Disney Animation StudiosEntertainment

The Push For More Black Animators

Norman Lear is shown.
Invision / APEntertainment

Norman Lear, Creator Of Multiple Groundbreaking TV Hits, Turns 100

Pride Mandalorians at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Christy Radecic/Invision/APEntertainment

Day 3 Of San Diego Comic-Con 2022

Patrick Wachsberger, from left, Fabrice Gianfermi, and Philippe Rousselet, winners of the award for best picture for "CODA."
Jordan Strauss / APEntertainment

Why Do Movies Have So Many Producers?

A person speaks on stage.
Erasing The DistanceU.S.

Chicago Organization Uses Live Storytelling To Discuss Mental Health

Company logo at Netflix headquarters
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APBusiness

Netflix Q2 Earnings Report Reveals Sharp Decline In Subscribers