Cat Sandoval - Newsy

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
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree
Julia Nikhinson / APLife

Major U.S. Cities Host Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies

About 130 soldiers with the U.S. Army's 87th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade
Stephen B. Morton / APU.S.

U.S. Military Struggling With Recruitment

A nun makes caramel candy.

These Iowa Nuns Are Devoted To Making Life A Little Sweeter

Bianca the main character in Reflect
Walt Disney PicturesEntertainment

New Disney Movie 'Reflect' Focuses On Body Positivity And Self-Esteem

Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid."

New Little Mermaid Inspires Diversity In Halloween Costumes

People shop for Halloween costumes.

Halloween Costumes Have Grown Into A Billion-Dollar Industry

Gursharan Virk salutes.

Sikh Air Force Cadet Explores Religious Identity Woes In U.S. Military

woman holds a sign and attends a rally to support stop AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) hate
Nam Y. Huh / APU.S.

Why Are Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans On The Rise?

A woman in Turkey cuts her hair during a protest against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini
Emrah Gurel / APWorld

Women Worldwide Cut Their Hair To Protest The Death Of Mahsa Amini

Students wear caps and gowns.

The Paper Ceiling That Is Keeping Workers Without Degrees From Jobs

People hold signs in support of Asian American Pacific Islander communities
Yuki Iwamura / APU.S.

More Asian Americans Are Purchasing Guns

A car missing its catalytic converter
Matt Rourke / APU.S.

Car Thefts Are On The Rise

Dr. Lilian Abbo, center, receives a flu vaccine from Nicholas Torres, left, and a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot
Lynne Sladky / APSci/Health

Experts Are Expecting High Flu Numbers This Year

Woman working at call center.

How Accent-Changing Apps Are Removing Communication Barriers

A rainbow Pride flag waves in the sky
Markus Schreiber / APU.S.

LGBTQ+ Individuals Face Heightened Safety Risks In Prison

A man and woman sit down at a table in a park

Psychologist Says There's A Rise In The Number Of Lonely, Single Men

Signs are seen at the entrance of Chalmers Elementary school in Chicago
Nam Y. Huh / APU.S.

Enrollment Down At Public Schools Around The Country


A Victim Of Human Trafficking Shares Their Story

A catalytic converter

There's A Rise In Catalytic Converter Thefts Across The U.S.

a shopper pushes his cart past a display of packaged meat in a grocery store in southeast Denver
David Zalubowski / APBusiness

Grocery Inflation Is Still Increasing

A vehicle suspected of being used in recent homicides of Muslim men

String Of Killings Targeting Muslims Continues In Albuquerque

A parent shops for school supplies
Marta Lavandier / APU.S.

Parents Worry About Increasing Cost Of School Supplies

A motorist fills up the tank on a sedan, July 22, 2022, in Saratoga
David Zalubowski APBusiness

Gas Prices Are Starting To Decrease Nationwide

a wedding reception
one shot by NewsyLife

Inflation Costs For Wedding Guests

A living room in an apartment

Rent Prices Continue To Rise Across The Country

procedure room where doctors perform abortions is prepared ahead of the arrival of patients.

The Complex Task Of Enforcing Exceptions To Some States' Abortion Bans

Chrystul Kizer, right, and her attorney Larisa Benitez-Morgan sit together
Paul Williams / The Kenosha News / APU.S.

WI Supreme Court Defines Legal Immunity For Sex-Trafficked Victims

People visit a memorial to those killed and wounded in a mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.

Mass Shootings Are Driving Up Fear Of Public Spaces, Gatherings

A stretcher is seen after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade
Nam Y. Huh / APU.S.

Amid Mass Shooting in Highland Park, Gun Violence in Chicago

A sign asking for fireworks display donations

Small Towns Struggle With Fireworks Costs For Fourth Of July