About Jess

JESS MENDOZA is a lifelong geek disguised as a reporter. Having begun her career as a radio host and television sports reporter in the Philippines, she now resides in the Los Angeles where she works as a correspondent for a distinguished century-old publication, covering everything West Coast – from Hollywood to education to Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

By night she reads books, binges Ricky and Morty, and plans her next vacation. (You know, that glam L.A. life.) She welcomes gifts of whiskey and wine.


Work Experience

West Coast correspondent, The Christian Science Monitor. Los Angeles.
April 2016 – present.

Intern/fellow, The Christian Science Monitor. Boston.
January 2015 – April 2016.

Intern/Human Rights Fellow, The GroundTruth Project / GlobalPost. Boston.
June – December 2014.

Teaching assistant, Northeastern University. Boston.
August 2013 – August 2014.

Sports reporter, TV5. Manila, Philippines.
October 2011 – July 2013.

Radio host, DWTM Magic 89.9. Manila, Philippines.
December 2008 – July 2013.


Northeastern University. Boston.
Journalism MA, 2014.

Ateneo de Manila University. Philippines.
Communications BA, 2010.
Cum Laude honors.
Merit Scholar. 


English: native or bilingual proficiency.
Tagalog (Filipino): native or bilingual proficiency.
Spanish: working on it.