Thursday, November 1, 2007

November 2007 Interview with Cristina Mendonsa

Emmy Award winner Cristina Mendonsa has been an anchor at KXTV News10 since December 1995. She came from KUSA-NBC 9 News in Denver, Co where she was the morning anchor for the top rated newscast. Since with News10 she has travled around the world on assignment and can be found on News10 at 5, 6, 11 p.m. weekdays. She has co-anchored with Alan Frio from 1995-1997 and Dale Schornack from 1997- to present. Cristina Mendonsa can be contacted at

Name: Cristina Mendonsa
Height: 5'7''
Hometown: Fair Oaks, Ca
Birthday: November 11th

What made you become a Journalist?
I love to write, research and tell great stories. I worked in newspaper and radio and found a home in TV.

If you could Interview anyone famous, who would it be and why?
I have too many to mention.

What is your favorite type of music artist/band?
I like a wide variety of music. Right now I'm listening to Mika, my chemical romance, and a selection from the 80's

What is an interesting fact about you?
I like Star Trek. I attended a few conventions when I was younger

Where was your first TV job?
I was a writer at channel 31. My first on air job was at KRCR in Redding

Do you have any advice for someone who wants to get into TV News Reporting/ Anchoring?
Work hard, be patient, no job is beneath you and find the oldest, crustiest reporter in your first newsroom and listen to everything she/ he tells you.

What is your favorite type of food and dessert?
My favorite combo is red wine and dark chocolate. My favorite snack is crackers dipped in low fat cottage cheese.

What is something you usually do for fun (Hobbies)
Krav Maga, creative> writing, reading, running with my dog

If you weren't a Journalist, what would you be doing today?
Several things sound attractive: international business, federal law enforcement or political strategist

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you live on TV?
I've been caught in mid-yawn and I've been mauled by a drunk frat guy during a live shot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Christina Mendonsa is absolutely stunning! I saw her out with her husband this past weekend. If She were single and into women, I'd ask her out!