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Cat Sandoval

Culture Reporter

Cat hails from New York City and now embraces Chicago. She's a reporter, producer, shooter, editor, video journalist and entrepreneur all rolled up in one. She wears many hats with one focus: diversity and inclusion stories. Her goal is to shine light on Asian American stories. When not reporting, you can catch her kickboxing!

  Recent Work
Man tosses his child in the air.
Video BlocksU.S.

Does 'Dear Abby' Have A Point About 'Foreign' Baby Names?

A scene from "Delano Manongs: Forgetten Heroes of the United Farm Workers Movement"
Marissa AroyU.S.

How Filipinos Shaped An American Labor Movement In The '60s

Matthew Shepard's mother, Judy, during a news conference 2007.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Some States Don't Protect LGBTQ From Hate Crimes

Supreme Court building at dusk
Getty ImagesPolitics

Supreme Court Justices Can Be Impeached — But It's Only Happened Once

Chicago Sun-Times Newsroom
Madeline CarlU.S.

How This Organization Is Trying To Save Local News

A team of women working
 U.S.

Asian-Americans Are Often Hired To Save Companies — Here's Why

Back view of a woman walking
Video BlocksPolitics

Why It Takes A While For Some Sexual Assault Victims To Come Forward

Christine Blasey Ford
Researchgate.net / CNNU.S.

Christine Blasey Ford's Treatment May Impact Sexual Assault Survivors

A scene from FEMA's PSA highlighting the aftermath of natural disasters.
FEMAU.S.

Why Do We Humanize Storms And Hurricanes By Giving Them Names?

A fireman runs as the World Trade Center crumbles after two planes hit the building September 11, 2001 in New York City.
Getty ImagesU.S.

9/11 Toxic Air Was Initially Met With Skepticism

Two people read the names of victims at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
9/11 Memorial & MuseumU.S.

Identifying 9/11 Victims Is Still A Priority 17 Years Later

Native Americans from many tribes celebrate during Indigenous Peoples' Day events
Getty ImagesU.S.

Native Women In Seattle Reported A High Rate Of Sexual Violence

Serena Williams wears her catsuit at the 2018 French Open.
Getty Images / Matthew StockmanSports

How Controversial Outfits Helped Shape Women's Tennis Fashion Today

Movie poster "The Martian"with the photoshopped face of John Cho
William YuU.S.

One Man's Mission To Have John Cho Star As A Leading Man

ESL class in Chinatown, Chicago
Ben SchamissoU.S.

Not So 'Crazy Rich.' Asians Have The Highest Income Inequality

Football Practice
Video BlocksU.S.

How #MeToo Is Changing How Men Cope With Sexual Trauma

Jenelle Rosario with new lip fillers.
Newsy / Madeline CarlU.S.

Is Our Obsession With Filtered Selfies Triggering A Disorder?

Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington in "BlacKkKlansman"
Focus Features (2018)U.S.

Who Was The Real-Life Partner Of The 'BlacKkKlansman'?

Defcad.com before the 3D-printed gun blueprints were blocked.
Defense DistributedU.S.

5 Things You Need To Know About 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints

Franklin, the Peanuts first black character, makes his first appearance.
Peanuts Worldwide LLCU.S.

How The First Black 'Peanuts' Character Integrated A Beloved Comic

A member of New York's Sikh community
Getty ImagesU.S.

Radio Hosts Suspended After Calling Sikh State AG 'Turban Man'

A man rests along the the Coney Island boardwalk on one of the hottest weeks in recent New York City 2013
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Study Links Climate Change To Rise In Suicide Rate

Demonstrators carry signs during Equality March for Unity and Peace
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Supreme Court Decisions Impact LGBTQ Rights Today

Blockbuster Video Rental Store
STU PENDOUSMAT / CC by SA 3.0U.S.

One Last Blockbuster Store Left Standing

The 3D Printed Liberator Gun
Vvzvlad / CC BY SA 3.0U.S.

This Man Made It Possible (And Maybe Legal) To 3D Print Guns

Six protesters smuggled the Pride flag in Russia by wearing their countries football jerseys.
The Hidden FlagWorld

How To Smuggle A Pride Flag Into Russia During The World Cup

Image from the video series "Yappie" by Wong Fu Productions
Wong Fu ProductionsU.S.

How One Independent Film Company Tackles Diverse Storytelling

Students Grabbing Books From Locker
Video BlocksU.S.

Youth Suicide Is On The Rise. Here's How One Organization Is Helping

Makeshift memorial near Capital Gazette newsroom at Annapolis, Maryland
Getty ImagesU.S.

The Victims Of The Capital Gazette Shooting

Scene from animated film "Bao"
Pixar Animation Studios / "Bao"Entertainment

Food, Family Inspired Pixar's First Female-Directed Short Film, 'Bao'