MUSE TEAM

Michael Sandoval

Michael Sandoval – Founder/Executive Producer

MUSE is the creation of Michael Sandoval, a Southern California Native and a graduate of Don Bosco Technical Institute and California State University, Fullerton, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an Emphasis in Journalism. After working for the KTLA Morning News, he ventured into the business side of the sports and entertainment industry with the National Hockey LeagueLA Galaxy and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to name a few. After 11 productive years, Michael decided to create MUSE – Music Unity Sports Entertainment, a sports and entertainment website (mobile app launching soon on iTunes Store and Google Play) with the purpose of bringing people closer to the sports and entertainment industry, but also allowing an area to let readers know about ways to help and give back to their community.

MUSE, Music Unity Sports Entertainment was conceived in 2007 when Michael Sandoval noticed that online and print publications were not covering stories of local artists and also some major artists. The same was occurring in sports with the minimal coverage of Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Soccer in various publications, only reporting on whatever was hot at the moment or the typical big sports. Therefore, the creation of MUSE in 2010, because every artist or athlete has that thing that inspires them, a MUSE. The digital publication can currently be read in 132 countries and just recently launched on Apple News.

Michael is a member of the Hollywood Critics Association.

Michael Sandoval on MSNBC Your Business:

Michael Sandoval on Tech Zone with Paul Amadeus Lane:

Emerson Unger

Emerson Unger – Producer MUSE TV New York

Emerson is a producer for MUSE TV/MUSE out of New York. She is an accomplished individual in the field working with such media outlets as Associated Press, MTV News and E! Online to name a few. Unger is a lover of movie’s and Korean Pop Music.

You can hear her now on The K-Pop Clubhouse by clicking here.

Lidia Mosqueda

Lidia Mosqueda – Editor

Lidia Mosqueda, a graduate from California State University – Fullerton, has been a news correspondent for MUSETV since 2017. She has covered various news events such as; press junkets, film & tv screenings, premieres, concerts, red carpets and other public events. 

As a bilingual journalist she has written about various musicians and artists in Latin entertainment. Helping bring attention to much Latin American talent, here in the states.

As a journalist in the entertainment field. Her goal is to break down the stereotypes and assumptions that surround entertainment journalism.

Samantha Aguilar

Samantha Aguilar – Editor

Samantha Aguilar is a Broadcasting Journalism student at California State University, Fullerton. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she moved to Southern California to begin her career as a reporter and anchor in hard news. Her love for music has led to her interest in both entertainment and American and Latin American pop culture. Having worked with Al Día, CSUF’s Spanish newscast, has encouraged her to pursue a career in Spanish. Her favorite pass time is catching the sunset at the beach and hiking trails.

Liliana Ramirez

Liliana Ramirez – Editor

Liliana Ramirez is a Mexican-American bilingual student journalist at California State University, Northridge. She is majoring in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast. She has received an associate’s degree in communications from Los Angeles Valley College and expects to graduate in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from CSUN. In her life, she sees herself doing entertainment, hard news and news anchoring. She aspires to be an excellent reporter and amplify the voices of her community. As of now, she is the social media coordinator for the RTDNA student chapter and a member of the NAHJ student chapter at CSUN.

Gabriella Castania

Gabriella Castania – Entertainment Reporter

A graduate from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Gabriella is passionate about entertainment reporting and delivering the news with a positive spin. Her love for movies, music celebrities and creative writing lead her to journalism. She has worked for Power 106 interning delivering on air news and for her schools news station.

Tatiana Ramirez

Tatiana Ramirez – Reporter: 

Tatiana Ramirez, also known as Tatis Iolani, is a bilingual Mexican-American with additional basic knowledge of Mandarin. She is currently studying at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast. Her expected graduation date is in the Fall of 2022. Tatis has already received an Associate of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from Los Angeles Mission College. While completing her Associates Degree, she worked for two semesters hosting her own biweekly segment at Los Angeles Valley College KVCM Monarch Radio. During her time at KVCM, she was able to secure interviews with Latin Boy Band CNCO and Yashua Camacho. In the future she sees herself interviewing celebrities on the various color carpets, hosting live segments on the radio, and covering movie premieres and album releases. As someone who grew up in the San Fernando Valley, she aspires to be a source of inspiration and motivation for the people in her community. She currently hosts a podcast, “Tatis Iolani: You Never Know Con Que Te Va A Sorprender,” (You Never What/Who She’ll Surprise You With Next,) where she interviews surprise guests for both Spanish-speaking and English-speaking audiences. She is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), National Association of Hispanic Journalist (NAHJ) and the Alliance of Women in Entertainment at CSUN.

Malik Patterson

Malik Patterson – Reporter:

Malik Patterson is a journalism student at California State University, Northridge. He has attained an Associates of Arts in Cinema and Broadcasting at Chaffey College. He will also be graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting in May 2021. Malik is also a member of the National Honors Society and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. In his spare time, he has a podcast that has been running since May 2020, called the 2Brothers Podcast exclusively on YouTube. He sees himself working as a sports broadcaster and anchor for a major network in the near future. He has a true passion for sports and also coached track and field at two high schools in the past: Etiwanda High School and Alta Loma High School, both located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Jeanie Rodriguez

Jeanie Rodriguez – Reporter:

Jeanie Rodriguez is a native San Fernando Valley student journalist at California State University, Northridge. The experienced broadcaster has a passion for storytelling. Her work has been featured on KCSN News and the public affairs program, “On Point,” seen on LA36. Jeanie founded, “Her Virtues” blog, and on the “Karma’s Calling” podcast talks with survivors of domestic violence. She also wants to cover hard news, politics, sports, and entertainment on her journey to becoming a news anchor and author.

Monique Barrios

Monique Barrios – Reporter:

I am a broadcast journalism major at Cal State Fullerton. I plan to graduate in Spring 2021. I would like to work in entertainment and sports networks as a TV host. I had the opportunity to do a live segment covering the Oscars for a news program I was a part of at school. I also have experience broadcasting on the radio at my school’s radio station. What I enjoy most about my major is being able to interview different people, I believe everyone has something to say, a story to tell and you can learn something new from every story. The different programs I have been a part of have inspired me to plan to create my own show on YouTube in the near future. Also in the future, I would like to write my own book. Outside of school, I really enjoy singing, acting, painting and playing volleyball. 

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