“A hard-hitting, no-nonsense, committed, strong-willed journalist who is an asset to the industry.”

—Philippe Matthews Show



Hi, I’m Cristina Mendonsa, an award-winning journalist, writer, executive producer, speaker, and educator who tells stories with impact and heart. With more than two decades of storytelling experience across multiple platforms, I’m passionate about sharing relevant, transparent stories that showcase the strength, resilience, and beauty in our communities and each other.

Journalist / Writer/ Producer

Cristina crafts high-quality, relevant, targeted content for nationwide media groups and broadcast networks.


Mendonsa Media helps companies craft authentic, compelling, unique video content that emotionally connects with audiences and builds loyalty through a credible brand story.


Cristina engages and influences audiences, on and off camera, leading to higher engagement from donors and target audiences.

Speaker + Educator

Cristina regularly lectures on trends in contemporary journalism and conducts on-site training in leadership, credibility, and storytelling for professionals.

Cristina Mendonsa is a storyteller and with the A Fresh Agenda podcast and blog she brings innovators and entrepreneurs center stage to tell us how they stay creative, fresh, and uncover their deepest work.

2021- Leave the Shadow Behind

Hiking has been my best therapy during the pandemic.  My husband and I do a lot of it locally and whenever we travel. If you know, you know. Climbing, walking, negotiating the switchbacks together and 30 feet apart allows you to dissolve into our own thoughts....

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Here we are at 2020 and I’m ready for some clarity, how about you? Having 2020 vision on your life, your business, your goals and your plans brings everything into focus and allows you to start pruning the areas of your life that no longer serve you. Since 2017, I’ve...

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Gratitude’s Day

Click away if you’re not up for something beyond a tweet or quick platitude on the day…I won’t be offended.  This is more of a journal entry than a blog and maybe uninteresting to those of you scrolling your feed. However, its the first chance I’ve had to write for a while from the part of me that inner monologues on most days.  The first time my schedule has been clear in weeks, so I’m here, with coffee in hand, invoking the muses to get a few words out before the hustle of the holiday takes hold.

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