Welcome!  I am Cristina Mendonsa, an EMMY/Murrow award winning journalist, writer, executive producer and speaker.  I’m currently based in Sacramento and cover stories throughout Northern California and the  Western United States. I file stories regularly for broadcast, digital and social, bringing an academic’s love of research to my reporting. As an anchor with two decades of experience, I’ve covered every natural disaster you can imagine as well as some man made ones too. I shoot, edit (FCP/Edius), have trained on several graphics programs (Lightwave/Cinema 4D/Motion) and am always learning and growing…that is just how I’m built.  Please take a look around. You’ll find some of the traditional anchoring/reporting you’re used to, but I’m betting you’ll find a few surprises too.

Also check under “Latest Work” for my most recent shows and stories. Questions?   Reach out and let’s connect.

Representation: Peter Goldberg, United Talent Agency, NY

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Leading Creatives

Our work has become more creative and less routine than ever. Offshoring and technological advances only support an increase in demand for creative thinkers for the emerging jobs. Self motivation is a must for those right-brained jobs in which you have daily goals but...
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Mother F’Atude

My favorite part of writing a story is the moment after I finish transcribing all of my interviews and have sorted my research. I sit before an empty document on my computer and wait. Within a few seconds (or minutes) the story starts to tell itself and I just write...
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Side Hustles are Life Preservers

  My father has been dead since September 12th, 2001. That was a bad month on a lot of levels. The country was reeling from the terrorist attacks and I was racing home from a trip to Monterey to be at my dad’s bedside as he was taking his final breaths. He was...
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