Meet Cristina Mendonsa!
JOURNALIST / PRODUCER / SPOKESWOMAN / SPEAKER / EDUCATOR / ENTREPRENEUR
Cristina Mendonsa is an EMMY/Murrow award-winning multimedia journalist, producer, spokesperson, speaker, and educator. For over two decades, she’s demonstrated her passion for telling stories with impact and heart by crafting high-quality, relevant, targeted content for nationwide media groups and broadcast networks.
Cristina has reported and anchored for ABC, CBS, and NBC television stations and recently joined the iHeartMedia group where she anchors and reports for KFBK, the group’s number one Newsradio station. Her reputation for combining a direct approach with a warm interview style has allowed her to secure stories with top newsmakers for 25 years and gain the trust of her viewers and listeners. Cristina brings context and understanding to the news of the day while also producing award-winning investigative stories.
Cristina produces a digital podcast focusing on leadership called “A Fresh Agenda”. As the founder of Mendonsa Media, Cristina also runs a company that creates branded video content for businesses and nonprofits.
Cristina leverages her expertise and years of experience as a public speaker and educator. She also serves on the global entrepreneurship advisory board for the Centers For International Trade Development and acts as the voice for several community initiatives on mental illness, cancer research, and veteran services.
Cristina holds a Master’s Degree in Communications and Leadership from Gonzaga University of Washington as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Journalism from CSU Sacramento. As part of her graduate program, Cristina conducted a national study on broadcast journalist work habits. Her research and thesis explored the changing workflow of journalists in the top 20 media markets. Other academic pursuits include coursework at the Poynter Institute of Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.
A wine enthusiast, Cristina loves to explore appellations throughout the US and around the world. She is also an avid home exchanger and an expert in this niche travel method having completed dozens of exchanges over the last decade. Cristina and her husband, author/educator, Jonathan Robinette, live in Northern California.
“Cristina Mendonsa is one of those people who has a natural gift for storytelling. Her writing skills, ability to connect with people and her grace under pressure continue to serve her well.”
—Jene Nelson, Producer KUSA, Denver