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 Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

Michael Sandoval on MSNBC Your Business:

Michael Sandoval on Tech Zone with Paul Amadeus Lane:

Sari Cohen Sari Cohen – Executive Producer

Sari is the co-founder of the site Culturally Obsessed with Jennifer Ortega. She began her career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedy writer/performer and over the years has developed scripts for both the stage and screen. She formally covered music and live entertainment for AXS, reviews movies for Hollywood First Look Features and writes for InLove Magazine. She also pens funny stuff for popular sites such as Cracked and Screen Rant. You can often find her at concerts or on a red carpet somewhere, talking to someone about something. From on-the-scene reporting to exclusive interviews, she tackles every topic from music, movies and television, to fashion, lifestyle and politics. You can check out more on Twitter at @ask_sari or follow her adventures on Instagram under @thesavvyscribbler.

Jennifer OrtegaJennifer Ortega – Executive Producer

Jennifer Ortega is the co-founder of the site Culturally Obsessed with Sari Cohen. Producer, host, journalist and film moderator. She is a graduate of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, with a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television. Jennifer is known for her humor, pop culture knowledge, candor and authenticity that make her on-camera interviews stand out. She originally got her start working for esteemed indie producer, Ben Barenholtz in New York and went on to work in television production on various reality shows for multiple networks including TBS & FOX. Jennifer has developed pilots, screenplays and has acted as a story consultant

Jennifer is naturally talkative, inquisitive and loves connecting with people. This combined with her sincere enthusiasm and appreciation of film led her to entertainment journalism. She has published film & television reviews, exclusive interviews and event coverage for various online publications. She has also moderated various panels at film screenings. Jennifer is based in her hometown, Los Angeles where she can be found listening to The Smiths and rewatching old episodes of Twin Peaks.  You can follow Jennifer on Instagram at @jennifereortega

Emerson Unger Emerson Unger – Producer/Editor MUSE 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.

Asia Woodley Asia Woodley – Reporter/Host

Asia is a student reporter and on-air talent for MUSE. She is a communications major at California State University, Fullerton graduating this Spring with a Bachelor’s degree in Entertainment and Tourism studies. Asia is especially passionate about on-air broadcast reporting, entertainment culture and sports. However, she also possesses strong writing and news reporting skills in both print and online media platforms with mild experience in photography. Asia is located in the Inland Empire/LA area.

Tyrah Majors Tyrah Majors – Reporter

Born and raised in San Diego, California, I am a multi-media journalist, model, and author of children’s book “Grammy and Me.” I took an interest in journalism 3 years ago, and have grown my experience in the profession at NBC 7, Fox 5, and of course, MUSE TV. I am a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and currently a USC Trojan, working towards my masters degree in journalism! I love music, movies, and traveling. Have any MAJOR story ideas? Feel free to email me at tmajors@musetv.net.

Mae Muldez Mae Muldez – Reporter

Mae Muldez is an entertainment reporter for MUSE TV. She majors in Communications with the concentration in Broadcast Journalism at California State University, Fullerton. Mae is passionate about multimedia producing, broadcasting and creative writing about entertainment news and current events.

Chloe Abbott Chloe Abbott – Reporter

Chloe Abbott is an entertainment reporter for MUSE TV. She is majoring in communications with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism at California State University, Fullerton. She has a passion for on-air broadcasting to cover music, sports, and entertainment culture. In addition to on-air broadcasting, Chloe has has an interest in writing for print and online media platforms. She is located in Fullerton, California where she was born and raised.

Lidia Mosqueda Lidia Mosqueda – Editor

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Michael Acevedo – Sports

Melanie Chavarin – Social Media Consultant/Reporter

Christine Romero – Reporter

Leslie Cano – Reporter

Ashley Soriano – Reporter

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