Madison Macay is a Bay Area native and aspiring news reporter. A third year BECA student at San Francisco State University, Madison joins State of Events with experience from her fall newsroom internship at KTVU Fox 2 News. Madison is eager to tell SFSU students stories they’ve yet to hear, and is humbled by the opportunity to learn in such a collaborative environment at State of Events!
Natasha Casino is a Bay Area native with a passion for visual storytelling. As a graduating senior, this is her second time joining State of Events as she wants to continue shedding light on important topics on campus and around her community.
My name is Brontë Sorotsky and I am a senior at SFSU. I am very excited to be a part of State of Events this semester. I worked on the show a year ago as the teleprompter operator and after that, I knew I wanted to be a part of this show! I have been pursuing journalism as a career since I was in high school, but back then I only focused on print, photo, and radio. The main topics that I focus on are housing and mental health, but I have done stories on a wide range of topics including immigration, the LGBTQ+ community, as well topics that relate to the bay area. I’m looking forward to reporting on all kinds of stories this semester!
Sandy Luque is from Los Angeles California. Luque wants to become a reporter for a Spanish News Network and serve the Latino community. Luque is a Senior at San Francisco State University in the Broadcasting Electronic Communication Arts department. Luque was a staff member for SFSU’s show “Under SF” in Fall 2018. State of Events is a platform in which Luque will show her potential as a reporter and learn from the other members as well.
I am beyond excited for this to be my second here at State of Events. As a little I was always inspired by my local news team in Palm Springs,California. I loved it so much I was News Intern for the ABC/CBS affiliate over the summer of 2019. I was writing news stories and even cover the reoccurring earthquakes that were happening in my own hometown. Now I’m able to call San Francisco my second home and continuing to cover Bay Area news and my special favorite SF State campus news every Tuesday here at State of Events.
JuanLopez Francois a Senior at San Francisco State University. In his last year, he hopeshe becomesa well-rounded producer. He immigrated to the United states from Mexico when he was around fourteen, and in 2019 he was part of the internship with OCEIA “Dream SF,” where he was placed in Legal Services for Children and worked as a paralegal doing immigration work. Because of his identity and his experience in immigration work, he has a connection to advocating for the immigrant community and highlighting their voices in the media is what drives his passion for news. State of Events is the place where he says he will be able to hone into his talent, and give back to his community.
My name is Leslie Santibañez-Molina and this is my first semester in State of Events. I am a firstgeneration college student and proud chicana from Riverside. From a young age I have alwaysbeen passionate about giving a voice to the Latino community. I grew up watching Univision andadmiring the strength of Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas.By 2018 I earned my associates in Journalism from Riverside City College and hopefully soonmy bachelors from SF State. For two years I wrote news pieces and have been an editor forRCC’s Viewpoints newspaper. In my free time I like to shoot and edit my own video projectsand hope to find a job that allows me to do this! My dream job in which I would use all my skillswould be to work for Vox media.
Hi there! My name is Sophia Silver and I am a Cinema Major excited for my final semester at SF State! I became interested in news when I interned for a social media news company abroad and after that experience, decided to intertwine my passion for both film and news media together.After completing the requirements for my cinema major during my study abroad year at theUniversity of East Anglia, I decided to delve into the BECA department for some fun and to see if these two passions could turn into something through the 561 class – News Reporting for Television. BECA 561 was a nice challenge and although it was fun being in front of the camera, I muchprefer to stay behind it! I am very excited to be the producer of State of Events this semester togain hands on experience of what its like to produce a real newscast!
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