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Casey Mendoza

Culture Reporter

Casey Mendoza is Newsy's in-house pop culture nerd and entertainment critic. Before joining the company in 2017, she studied political science and journalism at Knox College and freelanced as a reporter, photographer and videographer in western Illinois and Washington, D.C. Even when she isn't working, Casey is constantly devouring pieces of entertainment and thinking about them in the context of social issues, politics, history and culture. Outside of Newsy, you can find her geekiest musings on Twitter.

  Recent Work
Screenshots of clips from ABC reality TV show "The Bachelor."
Giphy, ABC / "The Bachelor"Entertainment

Animated GIFs Have Major Reach — And Television Is Capitalizing On It

Team behind "High Fidelity" series at Hulu panel
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Hulu's 'High Fidelity' Follows Trend Of Gender-Swapped Remakes

Movie poster for "Parasite"

'Parasite' Just Won The Academy Award For Best Picture

Brad Pitt on "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" promotion
Columbia PicturesEntertainment

Brad Pitt Wins Oscar For Best Supporting Actor

Laura Dern as Nora Fanshaw in "Marriage Story"
Netflix / "Marriage Story"Entertainment

Laura Dern Wins Oscar For Best Supporting Actress

Film poster for "Judy"
Roadside Attractions / "Judy"Entertainment

Renee Zellweger Won The Oscar For Best Lead Actress

Film poster for "Joker"
Warner Bros. / "Joker"Entertainment

Joaquin Phoenix Just Won Oscar For Best Lead Actor

Bong Joon-ho at Cannes Film Festival
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Bong Joon-Ho Just Won The Oscar For Best Director

Helicopter flies above cars used for "Fear The Walking Dead"
Steve Stafford / Studio WingsEntertainment

Why Isn't There An Oscar Category For Stunts?

Disney CEO Bob Iger with Mickey Mouse mascot
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Disney Plus Garnered 28.6 Million Paid Subscribers Since Launch

Still from "Joker"
Warner Bros. / "Joker"Entertainment

Are Audiences Actually Influenced By Oscar Nominations?

"Parasite" cast at Cannes Film Festival
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Ahead Of The Oscars, 'Parasite' Is Already Making Movie History

Netflix homepage on a tablet

Despite 'Streaming Wars,' Netflix Ended 2019 Fairly Strong

Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarando
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Producers Guild Of America Honors Netflix Chief With Major Award

Amy Poehler sits with peacock.

NBC Is 'Hatching' A Plan To Compete In The Streaming Wars

Film poster for "Parasite"
NEON / "Parasite"Entertainment

What Makes A Film 'International'? The Answer Isn't Really Clear.

Noah Baumbach, Laura Dern and Ted Sarandos at 77th Golden Globes
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Netflix, Hulu And Amazon Get Major Thanks At The 2020 Golden Globes

Michael Douglas, Chuck Lorre and Al Higgins at a Netflix-hosted party
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Can Broadcast TV Still Keep Up With Streaming And Premium Cable?

Disney Plus homepage with content thumbnails.
Disney PlusEntertainment

2019 Wrap-Up: How The Streaming Wars Changed Hollywood

Family watches movies surrounded by Christmas decorations.

Hallmark's Premium Streaming Service Has Topped 900,000 Subscribers

"The Witcher" character readies for battle with swords
Katalin Vermes, Netflix / "The Witcher"Entertainment

Can Netflix's 'The Witcher' Fill The 'Game Of Thrones' Gap?

Concept art for Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian."
Disney Plus / "The Mandalorian"Entertainment

Wanna Buy A 'Baby Yoda' Toy? We've Got Some Bad News.

Actresses Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston help introduce Apple TV Plus.

Which Streaming Services Came Out On Top This Year?

Gamer BBXH fundraises for Save the Children
Save The ChildrenTech

Video Game Charity Streams Are Basically Modern-Day Telethons

Actor Aasif Mandvi poses with Carrie Bradshaw's laptop
Stitcher / "Lost at the Smithsonian"U.S.

What's The Point Of Preserving Pop Culture Artifacts?

Concept art of 'Baby Yoda.'
Twitter / @Jon_FavreauTech

Will The 'Streaming Wars' Cause A Rise In Digital Piracy?

Actor Bill Fagerbakke poses with his character, Patrick Star
Getty ImagesEntertainment

The Voice Of Patrick Star Explains The Value Of Kids' Television

Apple TV Plus app page on television.
Apple TV PlusTech

Disney And Apple TV Plus Are Big Because Others Laid The Groundwork

"The Simpsons" characters promote Disney Plus
Disney PlusEntertainment

Is Disney A Monopoly In The Entertainment World? It's Complicated.

Felicia Day
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Felicia Day Speaks On Today's 'New Type Of Entertainment'