Meet the Team

Cat Sandoval

Culture Reporter

Cat Sandoval is a reporter focused on stories involving diversity and inclusion, especially those spotlighting Asian American people and issues. Before joining Newsy in 2017, Cat owned a boutique production company in New York City whose clients included Mashable, NBC and the New York Daily News. She also created and hosted an NBC series called “Take Back,” with the aim of dispelling stereotypes about Asian Americans. Cat is a former president of the Asian American Journalists Association in New York and an avid kickboxer.

  Recent Work
Chicago Public School teachers strike
Matt AnzurU.S.

Chicago Teachers' Strike Highlights Student Homelessness

LGBTQ demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court
Getty Images 

Fate Of LGBTQ Workers In 28 States Hinges On SCOTUS Decision

Madeline CarlSci/Health

CRISPR Cure For Sickle Cell May Be Slowed By Black Patients' Mistrust

Sen. Bernie Sanders at Native American presidential forum
Getty ImagesU.S.

2020 Candidates Spotlight Cases Of Missing Native American Women

Congresswomen at a press conference
Getty ImagesPolitics

How Racial Slights Impact Women Of Color In The Workplace

Facial-recognition technology
Getty ImagesTech

ICE's Use Of Facial Recognition Tech Could Threaten Women Of Color

Man grasps rainbow flag
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Cultural Norms Make It Hard To Come Out As Gay To Asian Parents

An unidentified man stood in front of tanks during the Tiananment Square Protests. He is known as 'Tank Man.'
Associated Press / Jeff WidenerWorld

'Tank Man' Photographer Reflects On Tiananmen Square Photo

A woman braids another woman's hair.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

Should Black Hair Braiders Be Licensed Professionals?

Man dresses as a Chinese Railroad Worker at the 150th Anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad
Dave FrancoU.S.

What Does It Take To Rectify The History Of Chinese Railroad Workers?

Kenny Wong, A Chinese Railroad Worker Descendant
Dave FrancoU.S.

How Do You Honor Your Ancestors When They've Been Erased From History?

Chinese railroad workers
Andrew J RussellU.S.

Chinese Railroad Workers Who Helped Build The US Were Almost Forgotten


20 Million Strong: Stories Of Unsung Asian American Heroes

Students at Stanford
Getty Images / Justin SullivanU.S.

When It Comes To College Admissions, It Pays To Be Rich

A protest message sprayed in the Long Island City Neighborhood
Getty ImagesU.S.

What Can Other Cities Learn From Amazon And New York City's Breakup?

Courtesy of Liyna Anwar's FamilySci/Health

Journalist's Search For Bone Marrow Match Highlights Lack Of Diversity

Doctor reviews patient options

How Doctors' Racial Biases Can Harm Black Patients

Image of "comfort women" activist Kim Bok-dong
Getty ImagesWorld

Beyond The Grave, 'Comfort Women' Activist Demands Justice

Indiana State Rep. Chris Chyung
Madeline CarlPolitics

This Millennial Is Shaking Things Up In Indiana's State Legislature

Video BlocksBusiness

No Sweethearts! Iconic Valentine's Day Candy Not Sold This Year

Boy dances to Baby Shark'

How Did 'Baby Shark' Swim Its Way to Billboard's Top 100?

Madeline CarlPolitics

This College Student Led Her Own Women's March In Chicago

Andrew ShaferPolitics

Women In Chicago Can March On, Thanks To This College Student

Southwest Airlines Chairman Herb Kelleher
Getty ImagesU.S.

How The Southwest Airlines Founder Revolutionized Low-Cost Airfare

Christmas living room
Video BlocksU.S.

Why The Myth That Suicides Increase During The Holidays Is Dangerous

Restored image of WWI soldiers from "They Shall Not Grow Old"
Warner Bros. PicturesEntertainment

Film 'They Shall Not Grow Old' Breathes Life Into WWI Footage

Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is the first transgender contestant to compete In Miss Universe

The First Transgender Contestant Competes In Miss Universe

A man dressed as Santa Claus holds a Christmas tree
Getty ImagesU.S.

Artificial Christmas Trees Vs. The Real Deal: Is One Really Better?

Re-imagining of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" by Jirka Vaatainen
Jirka VäätäinenU.S.

Artist Illustrates Life-Like Disney Characters

Marvel's Shang-Chi
Marvel ComicsU.S.

Marvel May Be Fast-Tracking Its First Asian Superhero Movie