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 League, LA 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 Sandoval on MSNBC Your Business:
Michael Sandoval on Tech Zone with Paul Amadeus Lane:Emerson Unger – Producer MUSE TV New York
Emerson Unger is a producer for MUSE TV 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. She is also producing,The K-Pop Clubhouse, coming soon to the MUSE Podcast Network.Liliana Ramirez – Editor/Producer MUSE BYTES:
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.Tatiana Ramirez – Reporter/Producer MUSE BYTES:
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 – MUSE SPORTS EDITOR/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 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.Briana Beverly – Reporter/Producer MUSE BYTES
I am currently a sophomore at California State University, Fullerton. I plan on graduating with a Bachelor in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. My main goal is to get into the broadcasting industry, and have the opportunity to show everyone all around the world my passion for journalism. I am driven to perfect my craft by getting out a of my comfort zone to properly deliver the best quality stories. I also have great communication skills, and the confidence to discuss ideas both on a one-on-one basis or with larger groups. It is extremely important for me to face challenges, and obstacles in my life because I know the results at the end are going to be very well worth it.Caitlin Cook – Reporter/Production Assistant
Caitlin Cook is a graduate student in the Mass Communication program at California State University, Northridge. Before getting into journalism, she got her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She currently contributes her work to The Daily Sundial and Valley View News. When it comes to journalism, Cook is interested in producing multimedia content about entertainment and tech, seizing every opportunity to advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. A fun fact about her is that she has lived in five different states: Nebraska, Ohio, North Carolina, South Dakota, and now, California.Noemi Rodriguez – Reporter
I majored in multimedia production and minored in journalism at California State University, Northridge. I have a Bolivian background and I am graduating in the fall of 2021.
Since I was a kid, I have a strong passion for the entertainment industry. I’m interested in films, television, theme parks, video games, and Hollywood lifestyle. I interviewed some power ranger actors and participated in podcasts for a network group I joined. From that experience, I learned how to be presentable behind the camera. I also have knowledge in editing since I took a course that focuses on video production. Interesting fact about me is I sing, dance, enjoy cosplay, vlog and go to comic conventions.
A Carson native graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Northridge in May 2021 with a major in communication. His emphasis is in public relations and broadcasting. Ken has a passion for sports and is currently in the process of the production of his very own sports podcast, where his goal is to reach a diverse audience that is particularly interested in the interaction of athletes and social/cultural responsibility. His love for music, sports and photography has inspired him to see himself producing multimedia content for a major network in the fields of entertainment. He aspires to lead his community as well as recently established high school as an alumnus.Marisol Rangel – Video Editor
I currently attend Cal State University of Northridge, I am majoring in Film Production with an emphasis in editing. I have an associates in science with an emphasis in Film, Television, and Electronic Media…you could say I adore films. After I obtain my Bachelors I plan to edit any projects I can get my hands onto, music videos, films, reality shows, and etc. Most importantly I would love to work on projects that are inclusive and bring awareness to audiences, such as documentaries. I’ve lived in the Antelope Valley my whole life and looking forward to seeing different cities. I love tending to my small garden, listening to music, and trying new things.Adriana Lopez – Reporter
Adriana Lopez graduated from Riverside Community College where she earned her associate degree in journalism. She is now attending California State University Fullerton, where she has continued her journalism studies to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Her primary interests in journalism consists of writing about the entertainment industry and interviewing community leaders. When she isn’t working or doing school work she is listening to new music releases, watching anime, or trying out new sushi restaurants.Bri Nealeigh – Reporter
Brianna Nealeigh, also known as Brianna Emily, is a Cinema Television of the Arts student with an emphasis on Screenwriting at California State University, Northridge. One of her goals is to have her scripts made into feature films. She is interested in different facets of the entertainment industry, which range from set design to directing. She plans on having her own production company in the future to have more stories told from underrepresented narratives. She is a member of the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles program where she connects with artists from all around the world. As a part of the Events Coordinator team for Alliance for Women in Entertainment at CSUN, also known as AWE, she has facilitated events for students looking to work in the entertainment industry. She is a member of CSUN ALPFA, also known as the Association of Latino Professionals For America, which welcomes individuals of all ethnic backgrounds. She is also a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.